Maybe you silence your smartphone or turn it face down when you want to concentrate on an important task. But if the phone is in your line of sight, it’s still reducing your power to focus and process information, according to a study from the University of Texas.
Researchers found that even turning your phone off won’t do the trick. The study of almost 800 participants showed that people whose phones were in another room significantly outperformed those with phones in front of them and slightly outperformed people with their phones in a pocket or bag.