Past Event

Distraction and Multitasking in the Modern Media World

Wed, Dec 2 2009 - 6:00pm

Distraction and Multitasking in the Modern Media World

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, UCSF

Our brains, despite extraordinary complexity and remarkable capabilities, have distinct limitations – we misplace car keys, we confuse names, we forget phone numbers. Gazzaley shares his fascinating perspective on how our increasingly saturated media as well as growing expectations of immediate responsiveness place excessive demands on our cognitive abilities and, consequently, hurt our performance in school, at home and at work.

MLF: Health & Medicine
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:15 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$8 members, $15 non-members
Program Organizer: Patty James