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Top Multitaskers Help Explain How Brain Juggles Thoughts

The discovery of multitasking masterminds is revealing how the brain works when it strives to do several things at once

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“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves,” Albert Einstein is purported to have said. The quote acknowledges a fundamental characteristic of human attention. Sometimes there simply is not enough of it to go around.

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