Research shows that texting and driving don’t go well together

24 August 2012
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Communications professor Zheng Wang of Ohio State University found that when subjects were hit with two visual challenges — concentrating on images on a computer screen while text messaging — their performance plummeted. Their visual capacity was, to some degree, overwhelmed.

Their performance also suffered if they concentrated on the images while talking on the phone, thus using different sources of stimuli, audio and visual. But it was not nearly as difficult as when both challenges were of the same type.

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