From: Scientific American

Distraction Is Good for Learning, Sometimes

Scientific American:

Distraction can be a good thing for learning under the right circumstances—namely when you will be tested or have to perform under similarly distracting contexts.

Those distracted during just one phase performed poorly when tested, but those who had done the letter-counting task during both training and testing performed just as well as those who had trained and been tested without distractions, according to the results published in February in Psychological Science.

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