“Scientific evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds.”

Smartphones make you dumb

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Tue, Jan 9th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Amazing as these miniature technological wonders might appear, The Globe and Mail points to the growing body of scientific evidence highlighting how smartphones are killing our brains.

The evidence for this goes beyond the carping of Luddites. It's there, cold and hard, in a growing body of research by psychiatrists, neuroscientists, marketers and public health experts. What these people say – and what their research shows – is that smartphones are causing real damage to our minds and relationships, measurable in seconds shaved off the average attention span, reduced brain power, declines in work-life balance and hours less of family time.

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