Cell Phone Distraction Study (image) Florida State University Share Print E-Mail Caption Courtney Yehnert (l) and Cary Stothart (r) have had their research published that studied the distracting effect cell phone notifications have on concentration. Credit Florida State University Usage Restrictions Credit Florida State University. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.