• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: Does Texting Change Brainwaves?

August 16, 2016

a young couple sitting on a couch ignoring each other and multitasking while on cell phonesTexting and driving don't mix. When you take your eyes off the road to read, type or send a message, you're putting your life, and the lives of others, in danger. Mayo Clinic researchers found that texting and driving causes more than just a lapse in attention. It actually changes your brainwaves.

Reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. William Tatum about what happens to your brain when you text behind the wheel.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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