Here's my favorite part, though--when people hear this, they often assume that they are supertaskers:
When people hear that supertaskers exist—even though they know they’re rare—they seem to take it as proof that they, naturally, are an exception. “You’re not,” Strayer told me bluntly. “The ninety-eight per cent of us, we deceive ourselves. And we tend to overrate our ability to multitask.” In fact, when he [and his colleague] asked more than three hundred students to rate their ability to multitask and then compared those ratings to the students’ actual multitasking performances, they found a strong relationship: an inverse one. The better someone thought she was, the more likely it was that her performance was well below par.
I'm well aware of my probably average multitasking abilities; so I will harbor the secret hope that this awareness makes it more likely I'm one of those special few.
Source: popsci.com By Douglas Main