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Simultaneous; converging; of equal or joint authority.

Concurrent estates is a term used in Property Law to describe ownership of, or possessory interest in, a piece of property by two or more people jointly, such as a Joint Tenancy or Tenancy in Common.

Concurrent power is the authority of Congress and the state legislatures to make laws on the same subject matter while working independently of one another.

Concurrent negligence involves the negligent acts of at least two people that, although they might not have occurred at exactly the same moment, produce a single, indivisible injury.

Concurrent sentences are two or more prison terms to be served simultaneously, one of which might be longer than the others. The prisoner is entitled to be discharged after the longest of the terms is served.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

CONCURRENT. Running together; having the same authority; thus we say a concurrent consideration occurs in the case of mutual promises; such and such a court have concurrent jurisdiction; that is, each has the same jurisdiction.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Multitasking as a "dominant productivity behavior"--bad.
David Meyer, a cognitive scientist at the University of Michigan and one of the world's leading experts on multitasking, says, 'when you perform multiple tasks that each require some of the same channels of processing, conflicts will arise between the tasks, and you're going to have to pick and choose which task you're going to focus on and devote a channel of processing to it.'
I hope you understand the concept presented that multitasking is quite different from performing multiple tasks well.
In addition, contends Wang, technology companies need to be aware of how drivers respond to multitasking when they are designing products.
This will not be an easy task; distraction and multitasking have become standard operating procedure.
"Particularly when two tasks are similar, they compete to use the same part of the brain, which makes multitasking very difficult," Ruppanner added.
Researchers measured participants' reaction times and accuracy on both types of multitasking and while doing single tasks.
Multitasking while driving is so dangerous because driving requires all of your attention at unpredictable times.
What to do instead: Companies can and must make a conscious effort to minimize the lure of multitasking. That starts with establishing a more deliberate rhythm to the workplace.
Some researchers assume that media multitasking results in deficits in the cognitive control processes (Ophir, Nass, & Wagner, 2009; van der Schuur et al., 2015), interfering cognitive control abilities (Miller & Cohen, 2001) and affecting the three domains of executive function.
To our knowledge, only three studies have looked at predictors of media multitasking across countries (Kononova, 2013; Kononova & Chiang, 2015; Voorveld et al., 2014).
I hardly see a meeting these days with focused attention, as multitasking has become a norm.