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Originally Posted by RagingCain;14602417 
Self induced ADD or long-standing history of ADD type users? I know this is controversy but us bio-ADD types are often looked down upon because of the self-proclaimed ADD types... one in four of the people I talk to regularly claim they have ADD and it irks me X(

I think attention span for the most part is just a skill you can develop with practice, and society has removed the "wait" time for just about everything, so there is no patience, nor is their any need to wait. Just like any muscle, it deteriorates to a certain degree with a lack of use.

The Bio ADD guys simply have to try extra extra extra hard to obtain a small degree of it. There is no doubt in my mind though, that we are well suited in fast paced, critical environments. I often feel relaxed and almost at peace when there are a billion tasks going on around me. What frustrates me is how stressed other people get in those same environments (like co-workers.) They often spoil and entirely productive day for me, you can't enjoy your progress, you can't really shine because everyone is a foul mood, including your boss, so other than being more comfortable, you really get no social/business benefit from being in that environment unless you are around other like-minded/able individuals. Its kind of crappy... enough of my ranting.

Cool article.

Amen.. got tested and approved when I was in elementary school.. ADD FTW! On another note the drug I have to take to help maintain focus are not so cheep! O.O when I hit my zone is when it feels like the world at work is falling apart and I pop into my element otherwise I often feel like I am working at a million miles an hour WITHOUT caffeine :\
Caffeine = OC biggrin.gif
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I think we all knew that split attention/focus reduces overall performance in the brain. This is just a theory that shows why that is.
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In 50 years from now, I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft and Apple start selling OS for the brain!
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post #134 of 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rothen View Post
I think we all knew that split attention/focus reduces overall performance in the brain. This is just a theory that shows why that is.
Yeah, we have often believed (with tested data) that the more tasks you do the less you are able to do them. Multi-tasking for humans is the same for PCs, we try and break it down into single/smaller tasks to achieve a larger goal. It's how you learn stuff like juggling, instruments, all that fun jazz.
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So basically, our brains are bottle-necked due to them not being multi-threaded. Gee evolution, get with the times, single-threaded programming is so 2005.

But really, thats pretty cool.
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It's so hot where I live right now... Think I'm in need of a custom water loop but tea.
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Time to overclock!
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Meh, I still perfer my brain over any "cpu". Computers today don't actually multitask, they're just really fast so it looks like multitasking. They execute one thing at a time. Whereas my brain does many things at the same time, some things without my intervention (like breathing and heartbeat, etc).
Try again. Multi-threaded CPUs perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
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damnit that means my brain is on overclock mod lol
 
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I think of it as locked down potential and I have a feeling it's for good reason.
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