Why People Text And Drive, Even When They Know Better

November 12, 2014 8:56 PM

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It should come as no surprise that our near-constant use of technology has an impact on the functioning of the brain. And that has a major effect on our behavior.

For example, digital devices "hijack" the prefrontal cortex of the brain, an area that scientists believe mediates decision-making, explained Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author of A Deadly Wandering.

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