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http://arstechnica.com/science/news/...-multitask.ars

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Researchers previously thought that different processes in the brain were subject to separate bottlenecks. For example, the process of reading a map might be limited by a very different mechanism than the act of evaluating ideas and forming opinions. However, new research in PNAS suggests that a "unified" bottleneck may restrict our ability to perform very different cognitive processes simultaneously.

Four different parts of the brain—the bilateral insula, the left interior frontal junction, the anterior superior medial frontal cortex, and the left intraparietal sulcus—were identified as parts of the bottleneck that decreased performance on this dual task.
I'm willing to bet those with ADD probably multitask much better than those without.
Not for long mind you, but it wouldn't surprise me if their response time shattered the standard participants.
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I'm somewhat unsurprised at this. There's also a lot of background processes running around up there, and garbage collection doesn't always work properly. It might be a powerful computer, but the OS needs some love.
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I'm somewhat unsurprised at this. There's also a lot of background processes running around up there, and garbage collection doesn't always work properly. It might be a powerful computer, but the OS needs some love.
I'm assuming by "The OS" you mean genetics or mental health?
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I'm assuming by "The OS" you mean genetics or mental health?
I'd go with genetics.
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I'm somewhat unsurprised at this. There's also a lot of background processes running around up there, and garbage collection doesn't always work properly. It might be a powerful computer, but the OS needs some love.
ya, that's why I had the doc. put linux in my brain
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Well of course! I knew my cerebellum needed overclocking, but I could never get the vcore right. I was afraid I'd brick it or BSOD....
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I'm assuming by "The OS" you mean genetics or mental health?
It doesn't translate amazingly now that I go back and look at it , but by the OS I'm referring to things that some people are just naturally good at doing. Could be anything from playing the trumpet to doing complex math to riding a unicycle.
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Well of course! I knew my cerebellum needed overclocking, but I could never get the vcore right. I was afraid I'd brick it or BSOD....
Yeah.. I don't think it's that easy to restart if something goes wrong..
 
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brain bsod= seizure
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This made my day .
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