just became apparent in a conversation with my brilliant spouse, who told me she could only handle two channels of information at a time.
I know I can handle at least four.
But then, I grew up playing in string quartets.
I have listened to orchestral recordings with a full score since before I was ten.
I have conducted a cappella choruses.
In short, I am used to handling multiple streams of information simultaneously.
I can listen to multiple conversations at one time.
I definitely can multi-task.
Given the demands of modern living I wonder if there would not be some advantage in exposing more of our children by having them go more deeply into music?
Oh, and if anyone cares, while I may teach social studies and spent a lot of time with computers and on politics, my major in college was music.
talk about a throw-away diary!