The “Doorway effect” of multitasking in personal productivity.

How to multitask without hurting your performance?

The doorway effect or “location-updating effect” is a known psychological event where a person’s short-term memory declines (or turns to null) when passing through a doorway moving from one location to another when it would not if they had remained in the same place.

In short, the human brain is designed to think inside the box.

Context switching is not bad, just your brain is not designed for that. To gain optimal performance from your brain, just wrap up your current task/project before opening another.

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