Navigation Links
Hate Other People's Cellphone Calls? You're Not Alone
Date:3/14/2013

By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to the list of "really annoying things," new research is pointing the finger at a technology that can turn public spaces into private misery for many: cellphones.

The study suggests that cellphone calls, and the half-conversations listeners are forced to overhear, are a much more distracting form of background noise than an in-person exchange between two people.

"I find cell phones annoying, frankly, and there's lots of research suggesting that many people agree -- so I wanted to study this," said study lead author Veronica Galvan, an assistant professor in the department of psychological sciences with the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego.

"What we found," Galvan said, "was that there does seem to be something unique about a one-sided cell conversation that makes it more distracting for people to overhear than a two-way conversation."

Galvan and her colleagues published their findings in the March 13 issue of the journal PLoS ONE.

According to the authors, in 2012 wireless device users worldwide devoted more than 2.3 trillion minutes to cellphone calls, texting, listening to music and Web surfing. Many of the calls are being placed in public spaces such as restaurants, elevators or on public transport.

Last year, a study conducted by researchers at Cornell University asked college students to try to ignore sound recordings while trying to complete a task. Their conclusion: Recordings of one-sided cell phone conversations were actually more distracting, irritating and taxing to the brain than two-sided in-person conversations.

The newer study builds on that work, using a real-world study design. This time, Galvan's team had nearly 150 undergraduate students complete a word-play reading exercise.

There was a hitch, though: Participants were exposed to one of
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New insights into when beach sand may become unsafe for digging and other contact
2. Chemotherapy proves life-saving for some leukemia patients who fail induction therapy
3. Immunotherapy for elderly cancer patients finds new promise in drug combination
4. Adding drug to standard chemotherapy provides no survival benefit for older lung cancer patients
5. Concerns about MRSA for expectant mothers may be unfounded
6. Another Drug Take-Back Day Scheduled for Saturday
7. Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants
8. New global report says US lags behind 130 other nations in preterm birth rate
9. Screening for Other Health Problems May Aid COPD Survival
10. Stem cell sparing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer may avoid salivary gland damage
11. Genetic predictor of breast cancer response to chemotherapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Hate Other People's Cellphone Calls? You're Not Alone
(Date:4/18/2014)... -- A group of scientists from the University ... Center on Aging has found interesting new information ... in Parkinson,s disease (PD). , Published in ... which assessed cognitive function in depressed and non-depressed ... therapy commonly used to treat motor symptoms of ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... The Gerontologist reports that among ... a decrease in anxiety about death and increases in ... lives. In particular, listening to gospel music is associated ... increase in sense of control. , These associations are ... individuals of both low- and high-socioeconomic status. , The ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... of Medicine researchers have been awarded two-year grants for ... announced this month. Of the 110 initial submissions to ... Forum Program, only four projects were funded, three of ... Jonathan Powell, M.D., Ph.D.; G. William Wong, Ph.D.; and ... professor of oncology, will use his $500,000 proof of ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) recently received a ... metastatic breast cancer reduces both the growth of primary ... have found in models of the disease that blocking ... percent and can keep the tumor from metastasizing or ... comes from the National Cancer Institute of the National ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... 18, 2014) ― A new study in the ... in health-related Google searches reveals a recurring pattern that ... , Investigators from San Diego State University, the ... Campaigns, analyzed "healthy" Google searches (searches that included the ... originating in the U.S. from 2005 to 2012. They ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Treating depression in PD patients: New research 2Health News:Religious music brings benefit to seniors' mental health 2Health News:Benaroya Research Institute evaluates immunology approach to blocking breast cancer 2Health News:New research shows people are thinking about their health early in the week 2
... Conference, LAS VEGAS, Sept. 10 Skinvisible, ... ), the developers,of Invisicare(R), a proprietary polymer delivery ... Mr. Terry Howlett,President & CEO, will present at ... Summit on September 18, 2007 at 2:15 PM. ...
... Montague and Wolf Haldenstein Obtain Third-Largest Settlement,in Securities ... PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 10 Judge Morris E.,Lasker ... of Massachusetts has,granted final approval of a $52.5 ... actions against Sepracor Inc., a,Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical company (Nasdaq: ...
... as a common marker of inflammation plays a key role ... Cell Press in the September issue of the journal Cancer ... cancer treatment. , CRP is a protein that is made ... inflammation in response to the inflammatory cytokine IL-6. The blood ...
... DALLAS Sept. 10, 2007 Smoking, eating fattening foods ... can lead to poor health and cardiovascular disease more ... UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that women dont change ... relatives with heart disease. , The scientists, reporting in the ...
... Through Adulthood, CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 10 ... it has merged with the,Kayne Eras Center (KEC), ... organizations serving children and adults with,developmental, learning and ... becomes the only organization of its kind in ...
... 10 Abbott (NYSE:,ABT) -- the global health ... Jones,Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability ... selection recognizes Abbott,s,continued leadership in business, environmental and ... of our approach to business," said,Miles D. White, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Skinvisible to Present at Merriman Curhan Ford & Co.'s Investor Summit 2007 2Health News:$52.5 Million Settlement Against Sepracor Inc. Approved 2Health News:Human C-reactive protein regulates myeloma tumor cell growth and survival 2Health News:Women less likely than men to change habits that increase heart disease risk 2Health News:Exceptional Children's Foundation Merger with Kayne Eras Center Creates One of State's Most Comprehensive Nonprofits Serving the Disabled 2Health News:Exceptional Children's Foundation Merger with Kayne Eras Center Creates One of State's Most Comprehensive Nonprofits Serving the Disabled 3Health News:Dow Jones Sustainability Index Again Recognizes Abbott for Continued Leadership in Business, Environmental and Social Performance 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  In an unprecedented effort to curb ... in ambulances and other transport vehicles, an advanced and portable UV ... personnel for the first time. In order to ... these deadly pathogens, West Palm Beach Fire ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... concerning composition of matter, biological targets, mechanism of action, ... This patent application describes a novel ... (VSRNAs) which interfere with the basic homeostatic cellular processes ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... GENEVA, Ill. , Jan. 15, 2014 The ... a Medical Fitness Center by the Medical Fitness Association, ... centers to achieve their full potential. The Cadence Fitness ... in the western suburbs and second in the Chicagoland ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Superbugs No Longer Ride In Rescue Vehicles 2MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 2MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 3Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 3
... the quantitative determination of Immunoglobulin E ... atopic allergic diseases such as atopic ... been shown to exhibit increased total,immunoglobulin ... is also known as the,reagenic antibody. ...
...
...
...
Medicine Products: