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Why video calls are bad for brainstorming

Around the world, video meetings have become the new normal – but what impact could this have on our work? Our reporter jumps online to find out how face to face conversations differ from their virtual equivalents. According to new research one important skill is impacted by the restrictions of video calls: brainstorming ideas. But why is this task in particular negatively affected? And could other skills actually benefit from virtual communication?

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01183-3

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