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Exploring the distractive effect of cellular phones on attention, arousal, recall and cortisol levels

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Living in a world of numerous technological advances has clear benefits, however, when attention is negatively affected, performance is compromised. Research focusing on the link between cell phones and performance, suggests that the ringing of a cell phone while attention is focused on the completion of a cognitive task, causes a decrease in performance. Past research has suggested that performance effects have been shown to be compromised negatively by cellular phone multitasking. The phrase ‘The age of multitasking’ is as therefore just as apt a description as ‘the age of distraction’ when describing interaction with constant cellular connectivity. This study explores the contention that attention, arousal and recall are negatively affected by cellphone disruptions by utilising salivary cortisol measurements to indicate stress and asking participants to carry out a number of simple tasks while measuring somatic responses.

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Exploring the distractive effect of cellular phones on attention, arousal, recall and cortisol levels

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