Date published: 8/25/2017

A study by Professor Alan Castel and psychology graduate student Catherine Middlebrooks, published in Psychological Science, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found that while divided attention does impair memory, people can still selectively focus on what is most important — even while they’re multitasking.

The research was funded by the National Institute on Aging. Tyson Kerr, a former UCLA undergraduate student, is a co-author of the paper.

The full article is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

The research has also received attention from other websites (listed below):