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11 September 2017

Do smart phones make us dumber?

Do smart phones make us dumber? “Yes,” say US researchers who carried out a series of experiments to ascertain people’s ability to complete tasks when their smartphones were turned off, but within easy reach. They discovered that participants who placed their phones on the desk while completing tests on a computer performed significantly worse than others who left their phones in another room. It appears that the mere presence of a smartphone reduces our cognitive capacity, because part of our brain is actively working on not using it.

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