Saturday, April 17, 2010

More Fun From Tracy Farr

Just had to share this latest bit of nonsense from my friend, Tracy.....

The Human Brain Can't Handle Extreme Multi-Tasking

Researchers have recently discovered that the brain can only keep track of two tasks at a time, which is totally absurd because at this exact moment, not only am I thinking about what I'm about to type, and then typing it, but I'm also wondering where I put my tall glass of sweet iced tea, because I know I just had it and...

No...wait...I was just THINKING about making a tall glass of sweet iced tea, with lemon, if we have any, but I'm not sure. I'll check the fridge......

See, that's three things, isn't it? Now, where was I?

Oh yes. These brain researchers say our medial frontal cortex (whatever that is) divides so that each side can focus on a single task at the same time. Which again is totally ridiculous because I would think if our brains are up in our heads dividing all by themselves, we'd be able to feel something, or at least hear it. Not only that, but if they can divide once, shouldn't they be able to subdivide, and keep subdividing until we have our own little brainiac subdivisions, complete with condos, a golf course and free broadband internet?


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6 comments:

Helen Ginger said...

Cute post by Tracy. I have to wonder, though, if men find hairy legs on women so horrible, why do they expect women to find hairy legs on men sexy?

Helen
Straight From Hel

Maryann Miller said...

Hadn't thought about that, Helen. Maybe we should all do like they do in Europe. No razors except on faces.

Helen Ginger said...

We'd have to start with very young girls. I'm so used to shaved legs now, I'd feel weird letting them go.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Patricia Stoltey said...

That was a fun post! I don't even try to multi-task anymore. It always ends in disaster.

Maryann Miller said...

LOL, Patricia. I never could multi-task.

Karen Walker said...

I was a great multi-tasker when I was out in the world working. Now, not so much. My poor brain likes to focus on only one thing.
Karen