https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/can-you-really-multitask-finally-an-answer/p07jstyl?playlist=made-in-partnership-with-the-open-university Dr Gemma Briggs from the School leads a new film about attention, one of the topics covered in the Investigating Psychology modules DE100, DE200 and DE300.
OU Psychologists Gemma Briggs and Jim Turner have been in the news this week talking about their new research on the use of hands-free phones while driving. Gemma, Jim and colleagues examined the reaction times of drivers when they were using hands-free phones, and studied what they noticed and missed on the road. They found that when drivers… Continue reading New research shows distraction of hands-free phones
Gemma Briggs writes... On 1st March, tougher penalties for hand-held phone use whilst driving came into force. Those who are caught now face a £200 fine and 6 points on their licence. On announcing the change in legislation, Transport minister, Chris Grayling claimed that drivers must “take responsibility” for their actions, making phone use behind the… Continue reading Do new laws on phone use whilst driving fully reflect scientific knowledge?