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Multi-tasking may affect self-control

May 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A warning for the multi-taskers out there.

Continually switching gears may not be such a good thing, a new study suggests.

Research out of Emory University shows people who multi-tasked had less of an ability to do other things like resist cheating on their diet, control their temper or exercise.

Scientists say the reason for this is that multi-tasking requires a lot of brain power, reducing a person's ability to use self control in other areas of their lives.