Gegli news - The smart phones that make us wonder will affect our brain and our lives. - 12/15/2018 1:58:59 AM 1:58:59 AM
One study found that Americans touched their mobile devices more than 2600 times a day.
Until a year and a half ago, the smartphone Samuel Weissier was the last thing he saw before bed and the first thing he was happy with as he woke up. During the day, the device bombed him with fixed notifications - from four different email accounts as well as Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, Reddit and Twitter.
"It was hate," said Wieser, director of the Culture, Mind and Brain Program at McGill University in Montreal.
This is also a daily story for many of us. In the United States, at least three out of four people now have a smartphone. And an estimate suggests that Americans touch their mobile devices on average more than 2,600 times a day. But what makes all of that ping and buzzes, scrolls and swipes to add? Is it anxious or not? After all, Socrates once warned that writing would "obliterate" and make people "find it difficult".
"I think we now know enough to be deeply concerned that these very powerful and seductive devices have a huge impact on every aspect of our lives," said Nicholas Kar, a technology and culture writer. have."
Veissiere and Carr are among the scholars and public figures who are not only concerned with the widespread effects of our phones, such as dysfunctions and drivers, but also on more amazing effects, some of which can lead to Deep changes to the brain and to the community
For example, the initial data from the $ 300 million study by the National Institutes of Health now provides evidence that the child's brain may be different from the intense use of digital devices. Those of us whose brains were released before the first iPhone in 2007 may also be damaging to mental changes. Studies show that we are more dependent on our phones, studies show that it's harder to think deeply, carefully and conceptually - except for those that we recall. (Some of us may remember when our brain - and not our devices - recalls our phone numbers and birthdays remember our friends).
It seems that our smartphone will gain influence even when we do not use them. It seemed that the mere presence of a smartphone would reduce the quality of conversations in a study. Another study found that the relationship between having an in-ear smartphone, even if it's off, has been solved with lower scores in the short-term memory test and solving the problem.
"This work has the greatest impact on people with their greatest phone," Adrian Ward, a technology and cognitive specialist at the University of Texas at Austin, and author of the recent study, said. "The effect is greatest for those who have the most phone." The more you monitor the different things - social communication, news , Work, etc. - Get the most out of this device. "
He explains that merely trying to resist the automatic attraction gains cognitive resources.
Even a fundamental human may be sacrificed. Research shows that smartphones can prevent people from helping strangers on the streets, reducing how we smile on unfamiliar faces in the waiting room, and even our trust in strangers, neighbors and people of religion, and Reduce nationality.
"People do not talk about it or they realize that we're really a lot of occasional social interactions," said Kostadin Kushlev, a social psychologist at the University of Virginia and author of several research on smartphones. "Even when the phones are useful in them - as if we're thinking of death in the waiting room, it's possible that something else we can get away from."
Not surprisingly, researchers have also linked the linking of poor social skills, including the inability to read emotions or occasional conversations, to the use of smartphones.
"Time and practice is needed to develop these skills, he examines generation differences, and is now on a generation after a thousand years, or people born in 1995 or later," said Jean-Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University. The iGen, as he reads them, is the first generation to spend all his teens on smartphones.
Twenge noticed a solid correlation between the time when smartphones became popular and when the rates of mental health problems among teens and young people began to increase rapidly.
"It was also when the decline in individual social interaction began to accelerate, adding that he could not be a specific reason for smartphones." Is this a person you have never met or is not that friend and family, spending The time is coming with the people with joy. "
Unfortunately, of course, we are in social interaction, but less likely to follow it. It's an authentious cycle that can have more unexpected consequences, including exposure to less alternatives.
The lack of trust or understanding of others and their views may be different ways in which smartphones can divide the community. Since the dawn of the Internet, scientists are worried that users are only following information that reinforces their current view. Now, thanks to Facebook, Twitter and other smartphone apps that our creators give us the information we think they are giving us, we no longer need to search for confirmation information. "It's easy to get out of our phones," she said.
"It clearly leads to the polarization of the community, and people become more and more intense in their views," he said. "I do not think that we can blame technology for this, but it clearly reinforces the negative effects that shape society at a deep level," he said.
Our personal cooperation with streaming information may also change with our smartphone. "We're more likely to be less tweets and less online posts when we write them on our phones compared to laptops," said S. Shyam Sundar, director of the media labs research lab at Penn County Governor State University and author of the study. Our tops are less relevant. In helping strangers, "We are covered in our interpretation of more healing, rude, and less sugar, which leads to more spin and polarization in online spaces."
None of these says that smartphones do not have much practical value and entertainment. Now it's harder to be lost, but it's easier to find a date and keep up with friends, kids and news. And in some way, more diversity of people at the fingertips of ours. Apps like Tinder allow people to easily connect with people outside their regular social networks. The occasional smile of watching cute pussies is not necessarily bad for us.
"The key issue is to know how you can capture all of these amazing benefits of this world together throughout the world without letting go of things that make us more human," said Adam Gazzaley, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco. , Find. "
For him, this means that our control is that we use technology. He is developing a technology - for smartphones - aimed at improving our brain function. His video game is in the final stages of approval by the FDA and will be the first non-pharmacological treatment for ADHD.
Meanwhile, the Veissiere Lab is testing out simple measures for smartphone users, such as turning off instant notifications, sleeping with your mobile phone and resizing the screen to gray scale, making it less appealing.
In early 2017, Veissiere moved boldly enough about the consequences of using his smartphone: He changed his latest largest iPhone to a flip phone with no internet connection. He now relies on his computer for news, social media, and so on. Veissiere said, "I've been working more efficiently. My social interaction is great." Willis said he appreciates how the keyboard operates on his phone flipping his brain. "Maybe it's a placebo effect, but for I have worked very well. "
He added: "It may be slowed down," added. "We are not necessarily condemned to conquer."