Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Driven to Distraction

Ever mindful that old age is gonna kick my ass one of these days (put a sock in it!), I read with interest this article in the LATimes:

Exploring the anatomy of attention, researchers have discovered that middle-aged people are more readily driven to distraction by interruptions because of age-related changes in how their brains work.

Grady, however, suggested that people in their 20s today - their brains molded by instant messaging and all of the other high-technology of the short attention span - may be better able to manage unwarranted interruptions when they reach old age.

Screw them young whippersn - Ooh, look! A shiny nickel!

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