We’re all addicted to staring at our cell phone screens for way too long—hell, you’re probably doing it as we speak. And, while that’s something that we’re all guilty of, that doesn’t mean it’s not slowly killing your brain when you rely on it a little too much.
That’s according to new research that was published in the Journal of Research for Consumers, via JOE, where scientists described the harmful effects that your phone has on your brain.
To break it down in layman’s terms, you’re not making yourself any smarter, relying too heavily on the information that’s available out there for you, leading to an exact answer rather than experimenting for one.
For example, if you were to Google something as simple as “how to start your car without jumper cables,” there will be millions of results in the search engine, allowing you to follow each step in order to do so. That, my friends, is not a good thing when it comes to building your muscle memory.
We’re not going to be the ones to tell you to put the damn phone down, but if you really want to remain that sharp, smart, witty man you’ve always been, it might be smart to, well, PUT THE DAMN PHONE DOWN!