Cognition in Context Lab

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About Our Lab
The Cognition in Context Lab investigates effects of cellphone-related auditory distractors on cognitive performance and physiological activation. Our ongoing studies involve computer tasks that measure attention-related constructs, as well as measurement of physiological phenomena like heart rate, heart rate variability, and skin conductance. We have studied these effects in adolescents, emerging adults, and adults. Some results of this research are presented here