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  • Distracted much? New research may help explain why

    University of Illinois psychology professors Simona Buetti and Alejandro Lleras found that as people’s engagement with a task increases, their distractibility tends to go down.

    University of Illinois psychology professors Simona Buetti and Alejandro Lleras found that as people’s engagement with a task increases, their distractibility tends to go down.

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  • Editor’s notes:                                              

    To reach Simona Buetti, email buetti@illinois.edu.
    To reach Alejandro Lleras, email alleras@illinois.edu.  
    The paper “Distractibility is a function of engagement, not task difficulty: Evidence from a new oculomotor capture paradigm” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1037/xge0000213