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Mere presence of smartphone reduces brainpower, according to The University of Texas study

Published on June 28, 2017 under CommunityImpact

The University of Texas released a study in April revealing that the presence of a smartphone hampers a person’s ability to focus. McCombs Assistant Professor Adrian Ward conducted the study, which involved nearly 800 smartphone users. Scientists have researched the effects of phone use on cognitive ability, but Ward’s is the first study to research the effect of smartphone presence, the press release said. In 2015, a study by the UT showed that 83 percent of cell phone owners in Austin have smartphones. An article published in the Public Library of Science in October 2015 stated that smartphone users spend approximately five hours a day on their phones. […]

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