Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 13 December 2017 Humans are special in that we are capable of doing multiple things simultaneously. One of the attributes that makes humans special is that we are capable of doing multiple things simultaneously. After getting 15 humans and 12 pigeons to perform a multitasking exercise recently, however, German scientists have discovered that birds are able to switch from one task to another just as quickly as people – and in some instances, they’re even quicker. The researchers believe that this slight multitasking advantage is a result of the brains of birds, despite being small, having a higher density of neurons than those of humans. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical SEE: Here’s something you should do every 2 hours if you sweat a lot Lifestyle The surprising reason you’re getting side pains once a month Diet and nutrition 5 myths about antioxidants that will blow your mind Lifestyle 7 body parts we don't actually need Sex Are you having the right amount of sex for your health? Medical SEE: How much liquid can a condom hold? From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?