Infographic: Harmful Effects of Multitasking and Digital Stress

While conventional wisdom teaches us that multitasking makes us more efficient, research suggests that we’re incapable of efficiently managing more than two tasks at a time. If you have a moment, take a break from what you’re doing to look at this infographic on how multitasking induced stress impacts our brains. Here are some of the findings in brief: Our daily consumption of media has more than doubled in the last 50 years from 5 hours to 12 hours. The average computer user checks 40 websites a day, switching between programs 36 times an hour. 61% of adults admit to being addicted to the internet. Excessive internet use may lead to the atrophy of grey matter and impact memory, goal-setting, and decision making.

Digital Stress and Your Brain


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Houke de Kwant is a 31 year old frontend developer from the Netherlands and the creator of TheArtHunters (former Daily Inspiration, which was started as part of his study). He is currently working as a front-end developer at Ivaldi, an internet agency in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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