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Driving impairs talking.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20081155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
It is well known that conversation (e.g., on a cell phone) impairs driving. We demonstrate that the reverse is also true: Language production and comprehension, and the encoding of the products of comprehension into memory, are less accurate when one is driving. Ninety-six pairs of drivers and conversation partners engaged in a story-retelling task in a driving simulator. Half of the pairs were older adults. Each pair completed one dual-task block (driving during the retelling task) and two single-task control blocks. The results showed a decline in the accuracy of the drivers' storytelling and of their memory for stories that were told to them by their nondriving partners. Speech production suffered an additional cost when the difficulty of driving increased. Measures of driving performance suggested that the drivers gave priority to the driving task when they were conversing. As a result, their linguistic performance suffered.
Authors:
Ensar Becic; Gary S Dell; Kathryn Bock; Susan M Garnsey; Tate Kubose; Arthur F Kramer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychonomic bulletin & review     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1531-5320     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychon Bull Rev     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-18     Completed Date:  2010-03-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502924     Medline TA:  Psychon Bull Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Age Factors
Aged
Attention
Automobile Driving / psychology*
Female
Humans
Male
Memory
Mental Recall
Psychomotor Performance
Speech*
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 AG25032/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R01 AG25667/AG/NIA NIH HHS

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