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PNAS lifts embargo on multitasking-memory study after New York Times embargo break

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The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has lifted the embargo on a study of whether multitasking affects memory, following an embargo break by the New York Times.

The study, which is not yet available online, was embargoed until 4 p.m. Eastern today. PNAS sent out an email about the early lift just after noon Eastern.

I contacted Ann Griswold, of the PNAS press office, a little while before the email went out, to ask whether this was a break. She told Embargo Watch by email:

The embargo on our multitasking story was lifted 3 hours early due to an embargo break by NYT blogger Matt Richtel. No sanctions will be imposed at this time, but repeated breaks will preclude this reporter from receiving embargoed information from PNAS.


Written by Ivan Oransky

April 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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