Scientists: smartphones affect students ' ability to learn

Scientists from rice University have given the students a new smartphone. It was assumed that the phones will be used for educational purposes: to search for educational information, storage of lectures and books. Even the students themselves at the beginning of the experiment were confident in this. However, expectations have not been met, the majority of young people used the phone only as a means of entertainment and communication. About it reports The Daily Mail.

The average score in the test group was greatly decreased. Many students smartphone bothered to learn. If at the beginning of the experiment, the majority thought that the phone will help in education, by the end of these people have very little.

The modern phone has many features: fast Internet access, it's easy to communicate in social networks. According to the data collected, the volunteers used the gadget for entertainment and not for learning.

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