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Audiobook affects your attention
In the audiobook example above, of course, the hearing will be reduced, but other research shows that when one of the senses is “occupied” others are sharpened, e.g. sight. David Richardson, an MD/PhD student in his fifth year in the Pathology & Cell Biology of Disease Program, and the first author of the study mentioned above, recently published in the journal NeuroImage, comments the results as follows.
“Our findings showed that the walking patterns of the participants improved when they performed a cognitive task at the same time, suggesting they were actually more stable while walking and performing the task than when they were solely focused on walking.”
The experiments were performed in a virtual environment that combines virtual reality, brain monitoring, and motion capture technology. Where the tasks were both performed during walking and sitting, and the result is based on the comparison in brain activity between the two activities.
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Audiobooks from B-InteraQtive Publishing
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