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Friday 14 September 2018 | Dr Paul Hine
A Demonstrable Difference
Two weeks ago mobile phones were removed from the daily regimen of College life. The rationale for this was and remains very clear, particularly in light of research which has been emerging for some time in the field of neuroscience. Eminent scholars such as the Baroness Susan Greenfield, have maintained for many years that learning is impeded when multisensory activity – compounded by light and sound, those consonant with the intense focus on mobile devices, is undertaken. Research has demonstrated that the access, storage and retrieval of information is compromised when vicariously affected by external stimuli.
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