A flash game to measure multitasking skills

Multi-tasking at its extreme coolness

Multi-tasking at its extreme coolness

This image shows this guy in a train simultaneously listening to music, texting on his cell and playing on his DS. Thanks to Kotaku for posting this funny image a while ago.

This popped in my inbox via google alert. The New York Times created a game with help from psychology professors David Strayer and David E. Meyer.

The purpose of the game is not an exact replication of driving distraction in the real world, but one designed to “give you a sense of how a distraction can decrease your ability to react quickly”.

Surely enough, I was concentrating more on the driving than the texting until I realize I have to text in order to complete the game. So be mindful about how good you are while texting and driving or gaming online. Hmm… I wonder if it’s possible to improve multitasking skills?

Here’s the link to gauge your distraction.

Parker Pope, T. (2009). A game to measure your multitasking skill. The New York Times.  Retrieved July 22, 2009 from http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/20/test-your-ability-to-multitask/?em

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2 thoughts on “A flash game to measure multitasking skills

  1. Pingback: Driving and texting – a game to gauge distraction « SeriousGamePlan

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