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ItemElectronic Device Usage and Its Effect on Memory and Cognition(2022) Andel, SeanThis research was conducted to test if the amount of time spent on electronic devices affects cognition. There were a total of 61 participants, six were removed due to incomplete participation, leaving 55 for the analysis. Participants were aged 18 -69 and identified as male, female, or preferred not to answer. Participants were asked to memorize a list of words, which would be then recalled later in the test. They were then exposed to a short video as a distractor task, after which they selected from a list of words all they could recall from the initial list. Volunteers were asked to participate in a reaction time test. Results did not show a significant difference between groups in support of the hypothesis. Previous studies have shown similar outcomes with respect to testing if different areas of cognition are affected by device usage. This prior research is further supported by this research since all groups measured were shown to have similar measured results. These results and previous studies support the current research as both returned like results.