The perils of multi-tasking

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A bigger menace than drugs and alcohol?

That seems to be an emerging consensus. Exhibit one: The Pi Press reports that University of Minnesota researchers have found that sober people punching buttons on their car radios or talking on cell phones perform worse in driving skills tests than drunks. Exhibit two: The Guardian reports that  "the distractions of constant emails, text and phone messages are a greater threat to IQ and concentration than taking cannabis, according to a survey of befuddled volunteers."

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