Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Driving Affects Listening
Studies have shown that talking on a cell phone can impair our ability to drive. A new study shows that driving makes it hard to hear.
96 participants were paired in a simulator - 1 driving, 1 talking as a passenger or on the phone. Drivers and talkers were told a number of stories. Sure enough, drivers had 20% less ability to recall the details as compared with the passengers. And their conversational skills were the worst when navigate intersections or handling traffic.