Monotasking is a skill I have developed through countless hours digital leash free and read, analog style the NYT, WSJ and The New Yorker in detail. I diagram out and synthesize the data to make connections that are absent in digital format. The Moleskin and Pencil at my side for new words or concepts to add to the lexicon, in cursive. It makes one a better storyteller. Your neurons and synapses fire deeper and differently as well. (My hypothesis)
- Analog Boy in a Digital World
Read This Story Without Distraction (Can You?)
By VERENA von PFETTENAPRIL 29, 2016
"Indeed, multitasking, that bulwark of anemic résumés everywhere, has come under fire in recent years. A 2014 study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology found that interruptions as brief as two to three seconds — which is to say, less than the amount of time it would take you to toggle from this article to your email and back again — were enough to double the number of errors participants made in an assigned task.
Earlier research out of Stanford revealed that self-identified “high media multitaskers” are actually more easily distracted than those who limit their time toggling."
The End of Reflection
By TEDDY WAYNE JUNE 11, 2016
“The prefrontal cortex is good at doing one thing at a time,” he said. “If you put people in a dual-task setting, part of the reason things become impaired is because that secondary task interferes with the functions involved in introspection.”
If areté is knowledge and study, the highest human knowledge is knowledge about knowledge itself; in this light, the theoretical study of human knowledge, which Aristotle called "contemplation," is the highest human ability and happiness.
Reservoir Computing Properties of Neural Dynamics in Prefrontal Cortex, "The novelty of reservoir computing is that the recurrent connections in the network are fixed, and only the connections from these neurons to the output neurons change with learning."