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Do smartphones make you dumber?

Do smartphones make you dumber?
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“Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off. That’s the takeaway finding from a new study from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

McCombs Assistant Professor Adrian Ward and co-authors conducted experiments with nearly 800 smartphone users in an attempt to measure, for the first time, how well people can complete tasks when they have their smartphones nearby even when they’re not using them.”

Source: news.utexas.edu

The research also found that just having access to your phone reduces your focus and lowers your productivity. Apparently your brain is occupied trying not to pick it up, look at it. or use it. 

 
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