Multitasking (The Infinite Mind instant audio download)
Multitasking "To do two things at once - is to do neither," Roman philosopher Publilius Syrus wrote in 100 A.D., and modern science may just be proving him right. Turns out that our capacity to multitask is far more limited than most of us think, and that in some situations, this misunderstanding can be downright dangerous. We’ll also visit the control tower of a busy airport and talk to air traffic controllers who say that they’re not really multitasking at all, and talk to orchestral conductors about the challenge of directing the polymetric compositions of Charles Ives. With commentary by sociobiologist Howard Bloom.Hosted by Dr. Peter Kramer and produced by the Peabody Award winning Lichtenstein Creative Media .