|Students exposed to a briefly ringing mobile phone scored 25 per cent worse on a test of material presented before the distraction. [Agencies]|
Researchers claim that finding solutions and remembering things is much easier if your mobile phone is on silent, because ring tones -- and especially catchy songs -- drain your brain power, the Daily Mail reported.
Scientists at Washington University in St Louis found that students scored up to 25 per cent less on tests after being exposed to ringing mobile phones.
The worst results were posted after hearing a song they knew and liked.
The study was published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology.
(China.org.cn February 16, 2012)