Multitasking significantly impact short-term memory of elderly, study finds

In a follow-up to my recent post on multitasking comes this report from the New York Times:

[A] study being published on Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences… shows that multitasking takes a significantly greater toll on the working memory of older people.Researchers said the key finding of the new study is that people between the ages of 60 and 80 have significantly more trouble remembering tasks after experiencing a brief interruption than do people in their 20s and 30s.


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