Written by Stan Slavov
We all know it’s bad to multitask while driving, but why?
You probably think you are quite good at multitasking and you probably are. You can walk and eat, dance and mop the floor or even run on the treadmill and watch TV. Those particular activities are okay to multitask, because they do not require a lot of brainpower.
Unfortunately, when it comes to tasks that require more attention there is a higher probability for our brains to let us down. When you’re doing two dissimilar activities each one demanding a significant amount of focus, multitasking breaks down. Your gray matter just can’t process two separate streams of information going on at the same time and run them trough your short-term memory.
Driving is an activity that requires a very high attention-span.