November 13, 2015 | Leave a comment Bajarin, Ben. “Are You Multitasking.” Time. Time, 12 Nov. 2012. Web. 24 Nov. 2015. Technology has taken our most people’s lives especially in children and teens. It’s a difficult not to get so lost in the digital world. Multitasking goes along with the digital age and how people are losing the ability to be totally present. Parents have noticed that they lose themselves in their job when using their phones and computers. It seems everyone is too busy in the digital world doing a million things and not present in the real world. It’s like computers being able to have split screens as well as tablets, which makes the brain pay attention to half of each task. Keim, Brandon. “Is Multitasking Bad For Us?” NOVA ScienceNOW. PBS, 04 Oct. 2012. Web. 13 Nov. 2015. This article is about how when we are using a computer/laptop we have multiple windows open trying to multitask. Not to mention when we have our phone beside us as well and it buzzes, so now the brain is trying to focus on the computer and whatever is being on the cellphone. Studies have shown that people that frequently multitask had reduced the ability of mental organization and had more difficulty switching between tasks. The brains of teenagers are still developing and are vulnerable to any ill effects the behavior may have behind the constant multitasking on their phones as well. Also, switching tasks generates pulses of stress hormones, which is known to hurt memory. Macrae, Fiona. “Multi-tasking Makes Your Brain Smaller.” Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 09 Oct. 2014. Web. 13 Nov. 2015. Research has shown that multitasking shrinks your brain and could damage your career. With the modern world, people are sending a text, watching TV, and using the computer all at once. A study found that people that used several types of technology at the same time has less grey matter in the brain. Neuroscientists have warned the harmful impact of technology can have on our memory and attention span. Aside multitasking damaging our brains, research by the business planning group has found trying to do so many things at once costs the economy about $450 billion annually. Woolston, Chris. “Multitasking and Stress.” HealthDay. HealthDay, 11 Mar. 2015. Web. 13 Nov. 2015. Many people believe they are getting a lot of work done when they multitask, but it actually reduces work and quality. Usually people are on their phones and maybe checking the emails and surfing the web as well, but the brain is only in 1 of those places. Most jobs consist of multitasking, but that doesn’t mean someone can effectively do more than one thing. Many business workers talk to a client on the phone while doing research or emailing, but one of those tasks won’t get done properly. People can’t do multiple things during the digital age, without superhuman abilities. Multitasking leads to stress, which leads to many other health problems like sleeping problems, and chronic work-related stress can lead to heat disease. I changed my Kaur-PersuasionMap#2. I changed my thesis, and focused more on the digital age. Also, I changed some of the facts, but the main reasons are still the same.