IQ Dips More on Email Than Pot

Scientists find distractions of email, instant messages, and phone calls temporarily lower employee IQ by 10 points—more than twice the effect of marijuana.

The constant barrage of emails, text messages, and phone calls decreases IQ test scores in office workers more than twice as much as smoking marijuana, British researchers reported Friday.

Scientists at London’s Institute of Psychiatry found that environments with distracting technologies lower IQ by an average of more than 10 points when compared with quiet conditions.

By comparison, other research has shown that smoking marijuana causes just a 4-point drop. A 10-point reduction is similar to the impact of missing an entire night’s sleep.

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“To do two things at once - is to do neither,” Roman philosopher Publilius Syrus in 100 A.D

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