How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds
Research suggests that as the brain grows dependent on phone technology, the intellect weakens
I have been telling my students time and again that we have outsource our brains to cell phones; our memories which used to be near photographic in our childhood, are all jaded, and we find difficult to remember our parents’, spouses, children’s and colleagues’ numbers or emails!
Here is a write-up on my theory!
The smartphone is unique in the annals of personal technology. We keep the gadget within reach more or less around the clock, and we use it in countless ways, consulting its apps and checking its messages and heeding its alerts scores of times a day. The smartphone has become a repository of the self, recording and dispensing the words, sounds and images that define what we think, what we experience and who we are. In a 2015 Gallup survey, more than half of iPhone owners said that they couldn’t imagine life without the….
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