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2014-07-08 23:13:08

According to Neuropsychologist Dr. Kenneth Freundlich with Morris Psychological Group, being constantly bombarded with far more information than we can process works to the detriment of our memory, our concentration and ultimately our ability to produce timely results and make good decisions. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Information overload isn't new. Starting with the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century, scholars and scientists have predicted that each...

Parents Just As Likely To Engage In Distractions While Driving Which Puts Child Passengers At Risk
2014-05-01 03:04:02

Mary Masson, University of Michigan Health System More than 75 percent said they engaged in distractions like phone use, eating or feeding a child in University of Michigan study Despite their precious cargo, parents are no less likely to engage in driving distractions like cell phone use than drivers from the general population, according to a new University of Michigan study published in Academic Pediatrics. The study found that 90 percent of parent drivers said they engaged in at...

2014-03-20 23:30:42

Car accident lawyer Tony R. Bertolino, the managing attorney for Bertolino LLP, is asked about the city of Austin’s effort to reduce distracted driving. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Austin, TX car accident attorney Tony R. Bertolino today applauded the City Council for creating a distracted driving study group to consider expanding the current ordinance making it illegal to text and drive. The proposal to expand the ban to cover other distractions has sparked a debate about the...

2013-07-31 23:16:54

New Study Shows Hands-Free Devices Impair Driver Concentration Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Everyone knows that hands-on texting or talking on a cell phone while driving can cause accidents on the roadways. But are drivers also distracted while using hands-free devices? The dedicated injury attorneys at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP want to alert consumers to a recent AAA study on cognitive distractions while driving. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety...

2013-06-18 23:20:22

The American Automobile Association, or the AAA, has recently completed a study in conjunction with researchers at the University of Utah that measured the amount of distraction for drivers caused by hands-free technology in vehicles. The attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates, whose Web site URL can be found at http://www.poncelaw.com, would like to help bring awareness to the results of this study and to respond to its conclusion. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Michael D....

2013-03-15 23:03:00

Apex Performance recently released the findings from their study “Attention in the 21st Century” that found checking e-mail every 10-20 minutes decreased employee´s productivity rather than enhancing it. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 15, 2013 Apex Performance recently released the findings from their study “Attention in the 21st Century” that checking e-mail every 10-20 minutes decreased employee´s productivity rather than enhancing it. Use of email, instant...

Are You Good At Multitasking? Maybe Not
2013-01-24 10:10:12

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While reading this article, you may switch over to your email to check for messages, browse Facebook, and possibly do some task related to work. Does that make you an effective multitasker? About 70 percent of people rate themselves above average at multitasking, according to a study conducted by professors in the psychology department at the University of Utah. The study finds that the number of people who believe themselves to...

Errors Abound When You Are Interrupted During Complex Tasks
2013-01-08 04:39:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to a new study by researchers at Michigan State University, little interruptions like the intermittent buzz of an incoming text message can have a big effect on our ability to accurately perform routine tasks. Particularly since the smartphone invasion began a few years ago, brief interruptions in the form of calls, text messages and app alerts have become a standard feature of life in the U.S. and much of Europe,...


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