Saturday, April 23, 2005

Can you work yourself stupid?

A new study of 1,100 Britons suggests you can. The research, commissioned by Hewlett Packard, says employees "distracted by phone calls, e-mails, and text messages" can see up to a 10-point IQ drop in one day.

Maybe Tom DeLay was on to something after all.

3 Comments:

Blogger Sara said...

If I believed in IQ, maybe I'd believe it, but I have a hard time with the idea that people are innately smart or stupid. If that were the case, what is the point of education?

As for the distractions, oh hell yes- I can feel myself getting stupider by the minute when bombarded with people pulling me in every direction at once. Maybe it's a coping mechanism---If I start drooling and singing nursery rhymes, maybe they won't want my feedback. :-)

1:17 PM  
Blogger Housewife said...

Well, that explains a lot in my personal life. LOL

1:50 PM  
Blogger Nicholas Roussos said...

It only makes sense that if you are focused on one thing, you will be less focused on anything else you try to do.

Try giving a genious mathmetician some math problems while juggling or driving in a rainstorm.

3:25 PM  

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