Some people are more prone to become glued to their phones than others.
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Are you moody? Prone to distraction? Cellphones may act as a high-tech pacifier.
With our attention diverted, we’re no longer in the moment.
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Whether it’s through Facebook or Snapchat, images and videos are changing how we communicate. But as words become more trivial, our attention, our creativity, and even our empathy may be at stake.
Despite the obvious limitations, we still keep trying to do many things at the same time.
Research regularly shows when people try to do two things at once, they tend to do both tasks more poorly than if they'd only attempted one at a time.
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Do you struggle to keep your attention on the task at hand?
Trying to focus on a task involves attention control – the ability to maintain focus on something over a period of time. What exactly is an attention span? Does it relate to intelligence? Can it change?