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New study puts mobile users in spin

Publié par Clifford Armion le 21/10/2009

Press Association

"People walking and talking on a mobile phone are less aware of their surroundings and tend to weave in different directions, according to a study.

"Researchers from Western Washington University in America first watched 317 people crossing a university campus square, including people talking on phones, listening to music, and walking in pairs.

"The team then observed another 151 individuals walk across the square after arranging for a clown wearing a bright purple and yellow outfit, large shoes, and a bright red nose to unicycle nearby."

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"New study puts mobile users in spin", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 23/07/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/new-study-puts-mobile-users-in-spin