May 16, 2014 Even the teensiest distractions can seriously throw us off. One recent study found that interruptions as brief as 2.8 seconds were enough to more than double the number of errors study participants made on a given task. — There you have it. A reminder that attention is an "intentional, unapologetic discriminator" and all the more reason to master the art of presence. (via explore-blog) Preach.