Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex Don’t worry, your sex life will still be on fire even when you’re way, way older Lifestyle Smoking e-cigarettes could significantly slow healing of wounds Lifestyle This is exactly how to escape a botched bench press Lifestyle 6 legit health benefits of quinoa News Shocking prevalence of pregnancies, HIV infections in 9-19 year olds in Limpopo village Lifestyle Is it safe to sleep with your contact lenses in? We found out From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.