Quote of the Day 2

“We are under the impression that we have this brain that can do more than it often can,”
–René Marois, neuroscientist and director of the Human Information Processing Laboratory at Vanderbilt University, quoted in a fascinating NYTimes piece about how multi-taskers max out their brains, creating neural network bottlenecks and causing confusion and mistakes.
(Susan sez: The article basically urgers readers to not drive and talk on the phone, or not to read, watch TV, blog and talk on the phone at the same time as they eat dinner–how many of you engage in one of these two behaviors somewhat regularly?)