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Cyrus Foroughi, Featured Article on Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Cyrus Foroughi, Featured Article on Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Considering how important writing is and that we write daily, whether it be a report, an essay, or an important email, the latest data from our study should get you thinking about how you work. Not only will interruptions increase the time it takes you to finish writing, but they also could reduce the quality of what you are writing.

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Say 'No' to Interruptions, 'Yes' to Better Work

Say 'No' to Interruptions, 'Yes' to Better Work

“People don’t realize how disruptive interruptions can be,” said Cyrus Foroughi, coauthor of “Do Interruptions Affect Quality of Work?” Foroughi, with coauthors Nicole Werner, Erik Nelson, and Deborah Boehm-Davis, designed a study assessing how varying levels of interruption affected writing quality in an essay project.

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