Thursday, 06 Aug, 2009 Science

Heavy Use of Cell Phones Associated With Poor Memory


Young people, who heavily use cell phones, were found to have poor memory. In addition, according to the latest study these youngsters have slower reaction times and are more likely to make more mistakes than those who use cell phones less often.

In their study, researchers from Monash University analyzed 300 students from 20 state and private schools in Melbourne, Australia. The youngsters were aged between 12 and 14. Scientists found that children who spend a lot of time using their cell phones often choose to text faster rather than more accurately, which is why they are more likely to make more mistakes. The results also showed that thoseб who heavily use their cell phones have poorer memory and show slower reaction to certain tasks, reports Herald Sun. More information on the subject, studies regarding cell phones and news on a wide range of devices are available here at - check the links at the bottom ofthe story.

According to one of the authors of the report, Dr Geza Benke, when performing the study they took into consideration the age, gender, ethnicity and socio-economic status of every participant. In their report, scientists outlined that the use of cell phones led to faster and less accurate reactions to cognitive tests.

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