Spare your brain in morning and evening



Multitasking is great for computers, but not so much for humans generally, and multitasking is hardest in early morning and late evening, making sophisticated tasks from computer programming, to driving, more difficult. Nor is it simply about being tired; the study assessed melatonin levels in the blood, which related to time of day rather than exhaustion. More studies will indicate precisely why early morning and late evening correlates to impaired behaviour, but until then, sleep late, and watch cartoons at midnight. Works for me. [GT]

Multitasking is hardest in the early morning

Gabrielle Taylor