Cellphones take up driver attention, study finds

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WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) - Using a cellphone -- even with a hands-free device -- may distract drivers because the brain cannot handle both tasks, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. Imaging tests show the brain directs its resources to either visual input or auditory input, but cannot fully activate both at the same time, the team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found. "Our research helps explain why talking on a cell phone can impair driving performance, even when the driver ...

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