I can recall hearing Prof. Nass on NPR recently. At the time, I wanted to ask the question, does playing a musical instrument and simultaneously singing a lyric constitute multitasking? I have some skill on the guitar and piano but not as a sight-reader. I have always found it very difficult to play a complex accompaniment and sing at the same time. Do these tasks involve different sides of the brain?
posted by John Baum
November 5, 2009
About once a month at Sigma Xi headquarters, we liven up the lunch hour with an American Scientist Pizza Lunch talk. In these informal lectures, scientists describe new research to nonscientists. The series is light on jargon but heavy on solid science. Each Pizza Lunch offers an in-depth look at its subject, whether it's bedbugs or the smart grid. Click below to read about and download these talks -- and to subscribe!
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