Multitasking makes you dumb

Article in the Atlantic looks at multitasking as a generational and technological phenomenon that may (or should) be peaking . The article is well written and humorous, interspersing personal anecdotes with scientific studies. "Even worse, certain studies find that multitasking boosts the level of stress-related hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline and wears down our systems through biochemical friction, prematurely aging us. In the short term, the confusion, fatigue, and chaos merely hamper our ability to focus and analyze, but in the long term, they may cause it to atrophy."