Do we realize what modern life takes away from our intelligence while making our lives easier? Do we get more stupid as the cell phones get smarter?
In everyday life, phones are easy in many ways. We can carry hundreds of numbers with us, but how many phone numbers do we know by heart? And how many phones did you have in your memory before you had cell phones? There are a lot of people who can’t go without navigation apps now, even if we go to the same place a few times when we want to go somewhere.
So, how does phones affect our brains?
It’s a magical device that thinks for us, where we order food with a click, pay the bills, and do whatever we want with thousands of apps. However, all these conveniences may not be as innocent as we thought. Because the management center of our body, accustoming our brain to this kind of laziness brings negative effects.
Smartphones reduce the brain’s ability to focus
We’re in the middle of a digital age. As a result, information has become digital beyond the digitization of devices that are part of our daily lives. Now we can access all kinds of information via smartphones and we are exposed to thousands of messages per day. This leads to new concepts entering our lives. Just like multitasking… That is, to use multiple media at the same time.
However, research on this topic shows that those who experience multitasking have difficulty focusing, even finding the information they need among random details. This can lead to lazy brainization over time, causing difficulty in performing even basic functions, beyond reducing success and efficiency in work and school life.
As the world, our rating on memory and attention is falling.
The human brain generally prefers not to focus on more than one job at a time. However, we think that when using smartphones, we also handle other things smoothly. However, jumping from job to job is not a productive method for our brain. Because when we force our brains to focus on something new all the time, it causes our brain to constantly shift. As a result, the pre-cinmolat cortex, responsible for high levels of knowledge and emotion processing, weakens, making it difficult for us to keep knowledge and experiences in our memory.
Our relationship with smartphones makes us lonely
It’s obvious that technology, especially smartphones, is driving us towards socialism. Now we’re almost always on the phone, even in bed, tampering with the phone. Moreover, not only when we are alone, but also at dinner with our friends, in a coffee with a friend we have not seen for a long time… This really indicates an addiction. We can call it smartphone addiction, technology addiction. Over time, this can become as dangerous as alcohol and drug addiction.
The heat on the wavelength it emits is dangerous
Light at every wavelength emitted from smartphones is known to cause visual impairments, distraction, sleep disorders and learning difficulties. But the real danger is that long-term insomnia leads to the accumulation of neurotoxins in the brain. This leads to serious sleep problems such as insomnia.
Increases the risk of tumor formation in the brain
Smartphones, which are known to increase the likelihood of developing brain tumours such as glioma or meninggioma, also increase the risk of breast and prostate cancer due to insomnia caused by the blue lights it emits.
Well, what should we do?
While we can’t completely remove smartphones from our lives, we can impose a limitation on its use. For this we should prefer to focus our attention on other tasks that we focus on instead of constantly looking at the phone, we should know to stop ourselves every time our hand goes to the phone. We can also choose not to have a smartphone in the room where we sleep to minimize the effect of the waves it emits, we should prefer headphones in phone calls.