Hello Cabe--Actually, one the problems I had as an underclassman was concentrating on the work at hand. During those days; i.e dark ages, the rule at my school was, a student had to stay live in the dorm until he reached 19 years of age so, I was in the dorm for about 2 years. I discovered quickly, you can't study in a dorm room, too much going on. Now, if I had a device to aid my efforts, such as the one you mentioned, I might have improved my concentration appreciably. Reading minds, I don't think so. Excellent post though and very thought-provoking.
This is a fascinating post and very interesting technology. Junk mail has proliferated and relative to the internet, that translates to SPAM. Environmental SPAM certainly reduces our ability to concentrate. I have no idea as to how many "intrusions" we receive hour by hour; police sirens, individuals passing by, conversations in the "cube farm", unanswered e-mail, etc etc. All provide distractions that take us away from the tasks and to some degree, make us less efficient due to the lack of concentration. I think the technology that Cabe indicates could help reduce the confusion provided the long-term affects are not detrimental. I would ask--how long can an individual stand the process? Is there a time limit? Would the technology make possible an ATC 's concentration for an entire shift? I certainly could have used such a device during finals.
Ah, OK, I understand now, Cabe. So it's like a very sophisticated guessing game that in more cases than not, is correct. Hmm. Well, I guess it could have worth for market research and the like. I suppose we will have to see if it ever gets used.
Yes, I am agree with you, such devices are called regional oximetry, which is very useful for the advancement of clinical practice to improve patient care and safety especially for cardiovascular surgery.
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