Rare "Supertaskers" Can Juggle Driving, Cell Phones
One in 40 people can drive well while multitasking, study says.
People with superhuman powers walk among us—or at least drive among us, scientists say.
Numerous studies have shown that the vast majority of people can't drive well while distracted, such as when talking on a cell phone. (See "Young Cell Phone Users Drive Like Elderly, Study Says.")
A new study supports those findings, but it also uncovered a rare group of people who perform as well or better when multitasking.
About 1 in 40 people are "supertaskers," the study found. The discovery may open the door to a slew of new research into how the brain handles multiple streams of information.