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In a surprise discovery, researchers have identified a group of people whose cognitive abilities allow them to accomplish much more than the rest of us in any given moment. The secret of their success may be simply ignoring more—and doing and feeling less—than the average person.
Research by UCSF neurologist and neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley suggests that these “superpowers” (juggling a bunch of tasks without making mistakes) could be manifestations of the same underlying ability: cognitive control. Stimuli do not simply flood into our brains, he says —we selectively let them in by regulating attention.
What Strayer calls a supertasker could, from this perspective, be thought of as an elite cognitive controller: a person who precisely selects what information gets in and (as Gazzaley has shown) what gets screened out. The better you are at ignoring distractors, he’s found, the better your ability to keep track of multiple streams of information, error-free.”