The Nuance

Does Multitasking Really Tire Out My Brain?

Scientists disagree over whether certain mental tasks are more fatiguing than others

Markham Heid
Elemental
Published in
4 min readJan 17, 2019

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Every week, the Nuance will go beyond the basics, offering a deep and researched look at the latest science and expert insights on a buzzed-about health topic.

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Markham Heid
Elemental

I’m a frequent contributor at TIME, the New York Times, and other media orgs. I write mostly about health and science. I like long walks and the Grateful Dead.