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  • Driven to distraction: New study shows driving hinders talking

    Gary Dell, a psycholinguist in the department of psychology at Illinois, and his colleagues found that young and old drivers lose about 20 percent of their ability to retain and retell a story while driving.

    Gary Dell, a psycholinguist in the department of psychology at Illinois, and his colleagues found that young and old drivers lose about 20 percent of their ability to retain and retell a story while driving.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Gary Dell, call 217-244-0966; e-mail gdell@illinois.edu. To contact Art Kramer,call 217-217-493-9785; e-mail akramer@cyrus.psych.uiuc.edu.
    The paper “Driving Impairs Talking” is available online.