Psychology & Psychiatry

Digital device overload linked to obesity risk

If your attention gets diverted in different directions by smartphones and other digital devices, take note: Media multitasking has now been linked to obesity.

Psychology & Psychiatry

A decade of data reveals that heavy multitaskers have reduced memory

The smartphones that are now ubiquitous were just gaining popularity when Anthony Wagner became interested in the research of his Stanford colleague, Clifford Nass, on the effects of media multitasking and attention. Though ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

When inhaling media erodes attention, exhaling provides focus

People who often mix their media consumption—texting while watching TV, or listening to music while reading—are not known for being able to hold their attention on one task. But sharpening their focus may be as simple ...

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