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, 05-21-2010 at 05:22 AM (5175 Views)
A study shows... that overhearing a cell phone conversation affects the attention we use in our daily tasks, including driving

These results suggest that a driver's attention can be impaired by a passenger's cell phone conversation," according to the study.

Since halfalogues really are more distracting and you can't tune them out, this could explain why people are irritated

We have less control to move away our attention from half a conversation (or halfalogue) than when listening to a dialogue," said Lauren Emberson, a co-author of the study that will be published in the journal Psychological Science.




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FOXNews.com - Scientists Explain Why People Get Annoyed by Cell Phone Conversations

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