Tag: human attention span

When to pay attention to a person with ADHD

FourFourSeconds ago, the world was transfixed by the story of Dr. James Randi, a psychologist who has become a symbol of attention-deficit disorder and the rise of artificial intelligence.Randi has become famous for telling a story about a guy who has a rare disorder that causes him to have...

How to measure attention span with the new joint attention definition

When you’re reading an article or listening to a podcast, you can often pick up on the information you want without actually reading it.You can read a headline or paragraph, skip to a section and hit the enter key.But when you’re just watching a movie, you may not even...

How to use Google to boost your productivity

Google has been known to get a bit of a head-scratcher when it comes to using the social network.While the company seems to be moving in the right direction on its efforts to increase productivity, one of the company’s latest changes could be an unwelcome distraction.“Google Hangouts” are a...

When the world is distracted, it’s not just us, says Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi, the BJP prime minister, is being praised for having brought the attention span back to the human brain after decades of being distracted by screens and digital distractions.In his recent address to the world, Mr Modi took a swipe at the “digital revolution”, saying it is not...