I’ve offered snide comments in the past about multitasking, because I believe it’s a great way to do several things badly instead of one thing well. A Johns Hopkins researcher seems to have direct evidence of this point, albeit in a limited context.
To those who are convinced that they can talk on the cell phone while driving safely and attentively: You’re fooling Ohmygah! There’s that idiot weaving into my lane again yourself. And endangering others. “Listening” to music in the car demands so little direct attention that it shouldn’t be a problem.
Thanks to CogSci Librarian for the tip.