This NPR article speaks on the effects of multitasking and the possible reasons why many teenage students feel the need to do so. When we multitask, concentration and focus dwindle down on many tasks. Once we have been distracted, it is difficult for our minds to get back on track with the first task, without starting all over again. This is a constant drain on our brain power and exhausts us – so we don’t get as much done as we could.
This article also shares some ways that mild outside stimulation can be beneficial, such as listening to music while doing homework. For more information on multitasking, check out this article.