Historically, while the males were engaged in hunting and brute combat, the females were evolving differently. They gathered, kept the hearth, raised the young and learned how to deal with their larger and threatening mates. They evolved superior multitasking, language and sensing abilities.I am drawing a line in the sand. Henceforth I will no longer nod sagely, as if it represents profound psychological insight, when I'm imparted warmed over Marie Claire-type gibberish
The ability to talk to a friend on the telephone while painting your toenails - God forbid that someone should ring the doorbell while you're about it - does not indicate that millions of years of evolution have endowed you with distinct cognitive and behavioural traits (you multitask hurrah!) that make you especially well adapted to thrive in the information age.
It is true that I can only do one thing at a time, but most people in my experience can't do that many.
Thanks for listening.