Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance In Brain

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Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet,

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Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

According to a recent Pew Research Center study, 46 percent of Americans say they could not live without their smartphones. While this sentiment is clearly hyperbole, more and more people are becoming increasingly dependent on smartphones and other portable electronic devices for news, information, games, and even the occasional phone call.

Along with a growing concern that young people, in particular, may be spending too much time staring into their phones instead of interacting with others, come questions as to the immediate effects on the brain and the possible long-term consequences of such habits.

via Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance In Brain – Eurasia Review

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4 thoughts on “Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance In Brain

  1. So, does this mean that they intend to throw more psych meds at the problem? They have labeled it, “an imbalance in the brain” and isn’t that what they do to all other “imbalances in the brain?” Throw a pill at it?

    Let us continue the hype that life without a smartphone would be unbearable and so therefore, “Take this pill and play with your smartphone.” That should do the trick because we all know that corporations are going to continue to attempt to add new features to those smartphones to outdo each other in smartphone technology and people are going to continue to line up to buy them. My own son is guilty as sin of this. There is never anything wrong with his smartphone when another one comes down the pike and it’s a case of “Out with the not so old and in with the brand spanking new.” He will spend $1,000 on a damn phone, but refuse to pay rent to keep a roof over his head. For the love of !!!!!

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    • I definitely share your sentiments, Shelby. Smartphones have augmented corporate power like no other technology, especially as they incorporate the technology to track every single thing you do on-line. At the moment, 64% of people get their news from Smartphones. I see this as especially dangerous owing to the algorithms record what you click on and then offer up similar sites assuming this is what you want to see. This apparently causes a rush of dopamine (the feel good neurotransmitter) – people love being proven right when so many other people reinforce their views.

      As far as I can see, Smartphone addiction is no different from gambling addiction – and fortunately they haven’t found any pills for that.

      Thanks for your comment.

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