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The Truth About Multitasking: How Your Brain Processes Information

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This story appears in the December 2012 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

It's the gospel of productivity in a maxed-out world: Multitasking helps you get more done faster. The only thing is, it doesn't, says David Meyer, a cognitive scientist at the University of Michigan--where he serves as director of the Brain, Cognition and Action Laboratory--and one of the country's leading experts on multitasking.

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