Study finds cell phone use contagious

6:39 PM, Nov 30, 2012   |    comments
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Researchers at the University of Michigan watched students in dining halls and coffee shops around campus for four months.

They saw pairs of students sitting at tables for as long as 20 minutes and documented their cellphone use at 10-second intervals.

The researchers found the students were significantly more likely to use their phones when their companion had just done so.

They concluded the students who picked their phones did so to feel included.

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