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[dupe] The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity (uchicago.edu)
19 points by whocanfly 7 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments

I think we saw this on HN a few months back. Can't find the prior discussion.

EDIT - Did a bit more searching: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14639967

This article grabbed my attention the last time it was posted. The original research is severely flawed - see my post https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14645120

I was a bit late to the party last time, but hopefully some of the speculations that happened last time can be nipped in the bud this time around.

Interesting article! I worked with complex span tasks in grad school, and just had people silence their phones :(.

I wonder how many reaches participants made toward their phones when they were in their desk or pocket (even if they were off) ..

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