MOBILE DEVICES NUMBING YOUR BRAIN

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It didn’t come with an umbilical chord, but it did come with a charger. Your mobile device may not be your biological child yet to you, it’s more than your baby.

Like a crack head going through withdrawal when you are parted with your device, even if it’s just for a bit… you drive yourself crazy with anticipation to get it back in your arms. How bad is it really when your battery dies or when you forget your device somewhere or if you are waiting for it to be repaired?

Researchers at the University of Missouri say iPhone users avoid parting with their phones during daily situations that involve a great deal of attention. The title of the research ” iPhone Separation Linked to Physiological Anxiety, Poor Cognitive Performance, MU Study Finds.”

Lead author of the study, Russell Clayton, says: “Our findings suggest that iPhone separation can negatively impact performance on mental tasks.”

” Clayton, along with Glenn Leshner, former professor at MU, now at the University of Oklahoma and Anthony Almond, doctoral student at Indiana University-Bloomington, found that when iPhone users are unable to answer their ringing iPhones while solving simple word search puzzles, their heart rates and blood pressure levels increased, as did feelings of anxiety and unpleasantness. Also, performance (number of words found on word search puzzles) decreased as compared to when iPhone users completed similar word search puzzles while in possession of their iPhones.”

Click here to read more about this research from the University of Missouri website

 

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