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Distracted Learners May Remember More

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Are your participants distracted? Do their minds seem to be wandering? Don’t worry—they likely have enough brainpower to remember your information too. 

A 2012 study published in the journal Psychological Science, “The Persistence of Thought: Evidence for a Role of Working Memory in the Maintenance of Task-Unrelated Thinking,” found that people who appear to be constantly distracted may actually have the ability to hold more information in their heads and use it effe

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