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Some Adolescents Adept at Media Multitasking, Research by High School Students Reveals

Oct. 10, 2014 — Telling youths who are juggling multiple electronic devices to 'focus on the task at hand' may not always be good advice, according to research. Contrary to popular belief that multitasking ... full story
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Brain Scans Reveal 'Gray Matter' Differences in Media Multitaskers

Sep. 24, 2014 — Simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices could be changing the structure of our brains, according to new research. People who frequently use several media devices at the ... full story
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Task Constraint, Task Switching Studied

Aug. 11, 2014 — Scientists have published cognitive research showing the negative effects that unexpected task constraint, following self-generated task choice, has on task-switching performance. "We encounter ... full story
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Surfing the Web in Class? Bad Idea

June 17, 2014 — Even the smartest college students suffer academically when they use the Internet in class for non-academic purposes, finds new research. All students, regardless of intellectual ability, had lower ... full story
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New Model of Media Consumption in 'Age of Interruption'

Dec. 3, 2014 — A study focuses on the fact that the average American receives more than 15 hours a day of digital media, the public's attention span for media and the ways the media is keeping us ... full story
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Targeted Brain Training May Help You Multitask Better

Aug. 20, 2014 — The area of the brain involved in multitasking and ways to train it have been identified by a research team. The research includes a model to better predict the effectiveness of this ... full story
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Vision and Multitasking: Brain Can Perform More Than One Function Without Sacrificing Time or Accuracy

Jan. 15, 2014 — Most of the time your brain doesn't perform as well as it could when it has to multitask. But when it comes to visual sampling, researchers have found that multitasking is no ... full story
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Education Empowers Canadians, but Raises Risks of Overwork, Work-Family Stress

Nov. 20, 2014 — The higher your level of education, the greater your earnings and your sense of “personal mastery” or being in control of your fate, researchers say. But wait: there’s a downside. A new study ... full story
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Is Multitasking Mastery in Genes?

Jan. 7, 2014 — Human factors/ergonomics researchers have long studied the connection between cognitive function and the ability to perform well on multiple simultaneous tasks, and recently a group of ... full story
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Could Action Video Games Help People With Dyslexia Learn to Read?

Feb. 13, 2014 — In addition to their trouble with reading, people with dyslexia also have greater difficulty than typical readers do when it comes to managing competing sensory cues, according to a study. The ... full story
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Drivers, Don't Trade in Your Smartphone for Google Glass Yet

Sep. 24, 2014 — Texting while driving with Google Glass is clearly a distraction, a new study has concluded -- but there is a twist. In the study, texting Glass users outperformed smartphone users when regaining ... full story
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Diamond Defect Boosts Quantum Technology

Feb. 4, 2014 — New research shows that a remarkable defect in synthetic diamond produced by chemical vapor deposition allows researchers to measure, witness, and potentially manipulate electrons in a manner that ... full story
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Neuroscientists Use Snail Research to Help Explain 'Chemo Brain'

Oct. 3, 2014 — It is estimated that as many as half of patients taking cancer drugs experience a decrease in mental sharpness. While there have been many theories, what causes “chemo brain” has eluded ... full story
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Geriatric Health Professionals Experience Added Burden When Caring for Own Family Members

Jan. 14, 2014 — In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers have found that in addition to the well-known burdens of caring for an older family member, a further set of complex stressors is ... full story
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Some Neurons Can Multitask, Raising Questions About Importance of Specialization

Nov. 10, 2014 — The brain is constantly processing sensory information while supporting a dizzying array of behaviors. For decades, biologists have assumed that specialized classes of neurons process all this ... full story
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How Plankton Gets Jet Lagged: Hormone That Govern Sleep and Jet Lag in Humans Also Drives Mass Migration of Plankton

Sep. 26, 2014 — A hormone that governs sleep and jet lag in humans may also drive the mass migration of plankton in the ocean, scientists have found. The molecule in question, melatonin, is essential to maintain our ... full story
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Molecular 'Yin-Yang' of Blood Vessel Growth Revealed

June 18, 2014 — A crucial process that regulates development of blood vessels has been discovered by scientists. SerRS (seryl tRNA synthetase) belongs to a family of enzymes that have fundamental, evolutionarily ... full story
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Puzzle Games Can Improve Mental Flexibility, Study Shows

June 24, 2014 — Want to improve your mental finesse? Playing a puzzle game like Cut the Rope could just be the thing you need. A recent study showed that adults who played the physics-based puzzle video game Cut ... full story
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No Longer Junk: Role of Long Noncoding RNAs in Autism Risk

Mar. 24, 2014 — RNA acts as the intermediary between genes and proteins, but the function of pieces of RNA that do not code for protein has, historically, been less clear. Researchers have ignored these noncoding ... full story
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