Russell Poldrack Writes About Multitasking and Information Overload in the Huffington Post
Posted: November 2, 2009
"I will start by admitting up front that I am an information junkie. Try as I might, it's difficult for me to make it through an hour-long meeting without peeking at my iPhone at least once to check my email, and I have, on more than one occasion, come close to hurling myself down the stairs as I try to read emails while descending. Why would I do things that place me in such clear social and physical peril? Part of the answer lies in the brain's response to novelty."
Read more in "Multitasking: The Brain Seeks Novelty"