Our research is frequently picked up by prominent UK and international media outlets. Professor Lavie regularly contributes to major science television programs and is committed to effective science communication and public engagement.

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25.09.2017 “Five ways science can improve your focus” BBC
17.05.2017 “7 ways to tame your wandering mind and achieve better focus” New Scientist
12.02.2017 “A neuroscientist explains: how we perceive the truth – podcast.”  The Guardian


05.09.2016 “Change blindness: can you spot the difference?” Guardian
10.06.2016 “How to deal with distraction in an attention economy” ABC News
28.02.2016 “Conversations really do fall on deaf ears when you are texting: Research shows your brain is to blame as it stops you listening when using smartphones” Mail Online
20.02.2016 “The weird way looking at your phone can mess with your hearing”. Fox News
13.02.2016 “Power of concentration” BBC Brazil
09.02.2016 “How good are you at concentrating? Take the test” The Telegraph
09.02.2016 “Visual teaser tests just how distracted you are” NBC News
09.02.2016 “How quickly can you spot the two ‘O’s in these puzzles? It could reveal how strong your concentration levels are” The Independent
08.02.2016 “How easily distracted are YOU?” The Daily mail
07.02.2016 “How good are you at concentrating?” The Guardian
01.01. 2016 Attention on the brain APS Observer


16.12.2015 “The dangers of texting while parenting” PBS Newshour
16.12.2015 Bob Hirshon Podcast: Inattentional Deafness. AAAS Science
15.12.2015 “Distractibility trait predisposes some to attentional lapses” APS News
09.12.2015 “Inattentional Deafness” BBC Radio 5 Live
09.12.2015 “Lesen oder Zuhören – beides geht nicht” Deutsche Welle
09.12.2015 “Why youngsters zone out when playing computer games” – The Daily Telegraph (in print, page 13)
09.12.2015 “Deaf to the World” – The Times (in print, page 22)
09.12.2015 ” Staring at your phone screen can make you temporarily ‘deaf'” Tech Insider
09.12.2015 “Zoning out: Teenagers really can’t hear you when playing computer games” Daily Express
09.12.2015 “Smart Phones Actually Cause Temporary Deafness” Mirror Daily
09.12.2015 ” There’s a Scientific Reason Why You’re Ignoring People, Study Says” TIME
09.12.2015 ” Momentary deafness can occur due to excessive concentration on visual task” Business Standard
09.12.2015 “Focusing On A Task May Leave You Temporarily Deaf: Study” Tech Times
09.12.2015 “Why focusing on a visual task will make us deaf to our surroundings” UCL News
08.12.2015 ” Why you can get away with not hearing your partner while you’re flicking through Facebook on your phone” Telegraph
08.12.2015 ” Your brain can’t swipe and hear at the same time, scans show” Today
08.12.2015 ” They Really Didn’t Hear You”
08.12.2015 “Why your man can’t watch TV and chat at the same time: Focusing on visual tasks leaves people deaf to sounds around them” Daily Mail
08.12.2015 “Watch Out! Visual Concentration Can Leave You Temporarily ‘Deaf’ ” ABC News (As featured by Good Morning America)
17.11.2015 “Time to focus and take our diversion quiz?” The Sun
05.11.2015 ” Apparently We Spend Over A Quarter Of Our Time Being Distracted” MarieClaire
04.11.2015 “Is your mobile making YOU unhappy ? Checking phones eats up 15 per cent of our leisure time and affects our mood”  Daily Mail 



20.11.2014 “Zen and the Art of Cubicle Living”   The Atlantic
16.10.2014 “Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind” BBC.COM
4.10.2014 “
Special Report: The Human Mind – A User’s Guide: Attention.” New scientist feature article and cover story.
01.10.2014. “Mind expanding: How to hack your attention span” New Scientist
13.08.2014 “Blind für die Umwelt: Multitasking überfordert Kinder”. Der Spielgel.
07.06.2014 Inattentional deafness: won’t listen or can’t listen? Daily Telegraph
27.05.2014 (first aired)All in the mind” BBC Radio 4 – Program centered on visual overload. Listen now
25.05.2014 “Why children can’t see what’s right in front of them” BBC News – Ranked as 1st top story
15.05.2014 “How to power down a busy mind” Yahoo News
03.05.2014 “Watch out: children more prone to looking but not seeing”. Health Canal.
02.05.2014 “Watch out: Children more prone to looking but not seeing” UCL news
02.05.2014 “Your kids may not be ignoring you on purpose” Yahoo News
30.04.2014 “Watch out: Children more prone to looking but not seeing”. ScienceDaily.
30.04.2014 “Watch out: Children more prone to looking but not seeing”. Medical Express
 “5 ways to power down a busy mind” 
28.04.2014 “5 ways to power down a busy mind” Oprah
17.03.2014 “Why it’s not that dim to bump into a lamp-post” Daily Mail
17.03.2014 “Information overload acts ‘to dim the lights’ on what we see” UCL news