Psychology & Psychiatry

Tolerating distraction

A constant complaint in our unpredictable world is that we live in an age of distraction.

Neuroscience

Brain cap gives scientists a better look at brain behavior

No, it's not a swimming cap, but it is making a splash in the field of brain science. This electroencephalography—or EEG—cap monitors electrical activity in the brain and has been helping scientists at Johns Hopkins understand ...

Pediatrics

Mothers often distracted during breast and bottle feeding

As innovation expands the accessibility of technology, the potential for distraction increases as well. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior assesses the level and type of distractions ...

Health

Program helps teens 'get the message' about distracted driving

A program to educate teens about distracted driving—including a tour of a hospital trauma center and testimony from a trauma survivor—can increase awareness of the dangers of texting, cell phone use, and other distractions ...

Health

How much attention do drivers need to pay?

If it were possible to determine exactly what constitutes inattention while driving, it might be possible to detect inattention before bad things happen. That's critically important in light of advances in automated transportation ...

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