News Archive 2009-2018

Annoying and Distracting: The Cellphone Conversations We Overhear (LA Times) Archives

It’s tough to go anywhere these days without overhearing someone talking on a cellphone. Turns out, our brains are just not programmed to listen to a “halfalogue,” and that’s why they are just so $&*@% annoying. According to a new study, these one-sided conversations can also be dangerously distracting.