Older people should not do multi-task while crossing the street

Note from the Winnerscience: Beware if you are using mobile phone while crossing a street but beware more if you are in the age group of 59-81. In a research conducted by the researchers at the University of Illinois, found that adults aged 59 to 81 took significantly longer than college students to cross a simulated street while talking on a mobile phone, and their heightened cautiousness in initiating crossing did nothing to improve their safety. They further concluded that the older adults on cell phones also were more likely to fail to cross in the time allotted for the task.

The findings appear in the journal Psychology and Aging (The Journal Psychology and aging is a peer-reviewed journal of the American psychological association. Psychology and Aging publishes original articles on adult development and aging. Such original articles include reports of research that may be applied, biobehavioral, clinical, educational, experimental (laboratory, field, or naturalistic studies), methodological, or psychosocial. It has impact factor of 2.733). Let us discuss how they reached to this conclusion: Continue reading “Older people should not do multi-task while crossing the street”

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