black teens & smartphone*We will understand if you have to text while you read this because now we know that is the norm.

Two new studies suggest that because we are so distracted by our iPads, laptops, cell phones, and other gadgets we’re losing brain power.

The distraction of a ping, bleep, or fancy ringtone has caused people to score 20 percent lower on a standard cognition test.

The second study showed that some of the most disciplined students, couldn’t go two minutes “without distracting themselves by using social media or writing an email”, according to MSNBC.