Recently, I spoke to Steven Yantis. He is in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. I wanted to talk to him about his research on the brain science of multitasking. Essentially, when you have to make a decision, your brain needs to change tacks from one task to the other. Steven likens it to turning the volume up or down. Although his research isn't directly about using a cell phone and driving, cycling, or walking, we wanted to understand the implications of his research for cellie use and multitasking.
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