How the digital world is affecting your ability to focus

Do you find yourself having a hard time focusing? This can be a result of digital overload from such things as cell phones, emails, Twitter and Facebook. The average person today consumes almost three times as much information as what the typical person consumed in 1960, according to research at the University of California, San Diego. This story from NPR describes how multitasking on computers and digital gadgets affects the way people process information — and how quickly they can then become distracted. This is a growing problem for almost anyone who uses computers and gadgets throughout the day. It will only get worse as more and more of our lives are connected with the digital world.