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Contact: Valoree Dowell
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University of Utah

Jason Watson, University of Utah

Caption: Jason Watson, a University of Utah psychologist, negotiates cybertraffic in a driving simulator used to study driver distractions such as cell phones and testing. While many people think they can safely drive and talk on a cell phone at the same time, Watson's new study shows only one in 40 is a "supertasker" who can perform both tasks at once without impairment of abilities measured in the study.

Credit: Valoree Dowell, University of Utah

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