A new report published in the journal Nature Communications has unveiled some startling results about cellphone use and how it has impacted human brains.
The research, conducted by scientists from the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, involved analyzing 46 clinical studies conducted between 1990 and 2014 to develop a detailed understanding of how using a mobile phone can affect the brain.
Their results suggest that using smartphones has led to a profound change in the way humans process information and interact with the environment.
For example, the researchers found that using a cell phone increases the amount of “working memory,” which is the ability to store information for short-term use and recall it later. This increase was particularly noticeable when a phone was used while walking. In addition, they found that using a cellphone while engaging in any type of movement or task can cause distractions and lead to impaired cognitive performance.
The scientists also observed that cellphone use has changed the way people pay attention to their environment by shifting their attention away from things that are happening in the physical world and towards the virtual one.
This shift has had profound implications for our ability to take in information from our surroundings and process it effectively. Additionally, the research found that cellphone use is associated with increased stress, fatigue and sleep deprivation.
These findings have implications for how cellphone usage in the modern world is impacting our mental health and functioning, and should be taken seriously. Experts recommend using cellphones only when necessary, and limiting the amount of time you spend on them to avoid the risks outlined in the report.