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Human consciousness is single-threaded. We can't focus on multiple things at the same time.

What people do is the classic multitasking simulation - rapidly switching between the tasks you're trying to accomplish. And doing this is expensive.

demonstrates it on the example of a simple task, but for more complex tasks with larger contexts - the cost can be even more dramatic.

It can take us several minutes to re-focus on the task after being interrupted.