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Contact: Lee J. Siegel
University of Utah

Psychologist David Strayer, University of Utah

Caption: Psychology Professor David Strayer, University of Utah, shown here during a hiking trip in southern Utah's Grand Gulch, helped conduct a new study showing that people score better on a creativity test after spending four days backpacking in the wilderness disconnected from electronic devices.

Credit: Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan.

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