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Cell phone use and texting: Studying?

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Tests show that teens did not learn as well when they were distracted by text messages.

Cell phone use and texting are increasingly common, especially among teens. And that could be a problem. Texting affects learning and performing on tests, a new study finds. On average, students who responded to texts while working got lower scores. This trend held even for teens who felt they could multitask effectively.

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