A test of WILLPOWER

Good Health Choices - - Health bites -

In a study of nearly 800 smart­phone users, par­tic­i­pants took a se­ries of tests re­quir­ing their full con­cen­tra­tion to score well. Be­fore­hand, they were ran­domly in­structed to put their smart­phones face-down on the desk, in their pocket, in their bag, or in an­other room. Those with their phones in a dif­fer­ent room sig­nif­i­cantly outscored those with their phones on their desk. Re­searchers say hav­ing a phone within sight can re­duce your abil­ity to fo­cus, as part of the brain is ac­tively work­ing to not use the phone.

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