3 thoughts on “What your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn’t good

  1. recognized1 March 14, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Sadly I can vouch for some of these claims. I get the phantom text feeling all the time. A couple of years ago I started to fall into a depression. I noticed I was constantly on social media during that time. I challenged myself and gave up social media for Lent. It was the best thing I ever did. It helped me get out of a rut and now I can go for days, sometimes weeks, without checking Facebook, Instagram, etc.

  2. Sciencelover-geek March 14, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    it is a problem and the question is how we can fight against it. The thing here is not that suddenly Social networks are to blame for our behaviors like FOMO or “phantom vibrations” but they exposed those behaviors. People are afraid to be outside their comfort zone so they stay on social networks (because all of people they know are ding the same) and use them more than they should. Watching your “friends” on social media “traveling”, “working” and showing off their life as absolute perfection puts u in a position where our ego is insulted so we want to do the same thing and expect huge amount of likes and shares. If we don’t reach satisfactory amount of shares and likes we feel depressed and after that we post again so we don’t feel depressed and the circle goes on and on. This much info we consume tears our brain and the only exit I personally see at the moment is quit social networks or at least use some that are more helpful like LinkedIn or Reddit but then follow only the stuff that interest you so you focus your attention. At least that’s how I see the situation.

  3. GR1DL0CK_ March 14, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    TL:DR – using phone instead of brain might make you derpy derp – article suggests nothing you’ll be bothered to implement.

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