This week the New York Times began a great series on computers and the brain, examining how our thoughts and behaviors (and frighteningly, our very ability to parent) have been altered by the multiple screens and data feeds that divide our attention.
Here at Do Your Best Work, we've spent the past 8 months exploring some of the same issues, only with fewer scientists and a smaller team of reporters (okay, it's just me).
If you've been captivated by the Times series, check out this roundup of Do Your Best Work pieces on related topics:
- Stressed out by technology? Maybe you need to learn how to tame the stress of your plugged-in life.
- Do a fun little test that demonstrates that multitasking is a myth.
- Email taking up all your time? Learn strategies to ease the grip email has on your life.
- So you're ready to stop checking Twitter and do some actual work, at least for the next hour. Mazel tov! How many minutes of Freedom do you want?
- Maybe you need to step away from your desk and take a walk to improve your productivity (and your health).
- Or even better yet, unplug altogether.
It's great to see some of these ideas taking hold in the mainstream media. Have you read the Times series? What most surprised you? Don't be shy, jump into the conversation by posting a comment below.
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