Yeah, so recently I was reading Brooke Gladstone’s The Influencing Machine
importing a song onto a playlist on my iPod
listening to some wiggle-inducing tunes on Pandora
|the very cookies I baked during the spree|
I read these words:
“‘Hyper attention is characterized by switching focus rapidly… preferring multiple information streams, seeking a high level of stimulation, and having a low tolerance for boredom.'” (p. 142, quoting Kate Hayles)
And the kicker is this: the only thing that saved me from also running the dishwasher and doing laundry at the same time is that I was all caught up.