Media Technology MSc

MSc Thesis


Multitasking versus Co-operation


Pieter Jordaan




In this paper we research the capabilities of humans to do multiple tasks at the same time. In modern society multi-tasking is practically inevitable, yet often only the disadvantages are researched. In this paper we compare the human capabilities to multi-task against the human capabilities to work with other people. Our experimental results show some interesting things. In some cases multi-tasking gave a smaller error rate than working together, though the responses were slower in most cases.

Full Reference

Pieter Jordaan, "Multitasking versus Co-operation", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2010