How smartphone is changing your brain - Coggle Diagram
How smartphone is changing your brain
Some negative effects that might happen include changes in cognitive ability, problems with social or emotional skills, problems sleeping, and mental laziness.
Dopamine tab release nahi hota jab ham kuchh karte hain yah tab bi release hota hai jab ham uske baare me sochte hain. Khane me dopamine release hota hai lekin jab ham sochte hain tab bhi dopamine release hota hai jab ham sochte hain
Pleasure loop is abnormal/wrong
You are in the pleasure loop if you are doing the same thing again and again
How company keeps you in pleasure loop
Jab ham ek hi chiz ko baar baar dekhte hain, karte hai to ham bore ho jaate hain to ye companies hamesha ek nayi chiz le ke aati hai, appsa kuchh naya karta hai taaki ham inse attracted rahein
Anxirty pushes you in pleasure loop
Acknowlwdgement or taarif gives pleasure
Overuse of our brain
When we are on smartphone, we constantly goes through different types of emotion. sadness, jealousy, happiness, in very short term while we are on our phone. This makes our menory fatigur=e and we feel exhaust.
Changes in Brain Chemistry
Reduced Cognitive Capacity
cognitive capacity was significantly reduced whenever a smartphone is within reach, A more recent meta-analysis also found that the presence of a smartphone was associated with decreases in working memory.
Worse Reading Comprehension
You've probably noticed that how you read online text differs from how you read the printed page. For many of us, it's common to skim online articles or skip around the page to find key points. But this isn't the only difference. Some evidence indicates that we understand less of what we read online than what we do in print.
One 2020 study found that reading on an electronic device such as a smartphone results in lower reading comprehension.6
The exact reasons for this are unclear, but researchers have found that people sigh less often when reading on a smartphone. This impact on respiration is also associated with excess activity in the brain's prefrontal cortex and reduced reading comprehension.
Phone Affects Social-Emotional Skills
The concern, researchers suggest is that kids will not develop their own internal self-regulation mechanisms if they always rely on being distracted by a digital device.7
Radesky JS, Schumacher J, Zuckerman B. Mobile and interactive media use by young children: The good, the bad, and the unknown. Pediatrics. 2015;135(1):1-3. doi:10.1542/peds.2014-2251
The experts suggest that hands-on activities and those involving direct human interaction are superior to interactive screen games. The use of mobile devices becomes especially problematic when such devices replace hands-on activities that help develop visual-motor and sensorimotor skills.
There are still many unknowns about how the use of mobile devices influences child development. What concerns many experts, however, is whether the overuse of smartphones and tablets might interfere with developing social and problem-solving skills better acquired during unstructured play with interaction with peers.
Phone Use May Lead to Disrupted Sleep
Sleep experts warn that the type of light emitted from your mobile device’s screen might just be messing up your sleep cycle, even after you turn off your device. In a study published in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, a dozen adult participants were asked to either read on an iPad for four hours each night before bed or read printed books in dim lighting. After five consecutive nights, the two groups switched.8
What the researchers discovered was that those who had read on an iPad before bedtime displayed a reduction in levels of melatonin, a hormone that increases throughout the evening and induces sleepiness. It also took these participants longer to fall asleep, and they experienced less REM sleep throughout the night.
The culprit? The type of blue light emitted by most mobile devices. The cells at the back of the eyes contain a light-sensitive protein that picks up specific wavelengths of light. These light-sensitive cells then send signals to the brain's "clock, " which regulates circadian rhythms.
Typically, blue light peaks in the morning, signaling your body to wake up for the day. Red light increases in the evening, signaling it is time to wind down and go to bed. By interrupting this natural cycle with the blue light emitted by mobile devices, the normal sleep-wake cycles are thrown out of whack.
These sleep interruptions can hurt your brain and mental health. Poor sleep is associated with various mental health problems, including mood changes, stress, anxiety, depression, and brain fog.9
Our Phones Might Be Making Us Mentally Lazy
Mobile devices don't just offer distraction—we also rely on them to provide information. We no longer have to memorize phone numbers or keep a Rolodex on our desks—all that information is conveniently stored on our phone’s contact list.
Researchers suggest that this can interfere with analytical and logical thinking. Some even wonder if using our phones too much might contribute to decreased intelligence.10
Clearly, much more research is needed. Experts warn, however, that the use of mobile devices has far out-paced the available research on the subject. Scientists and doctors are just beginning to understand the potential short-term (and long-term) effects of smartphone use on the brain.
Mobile devices are bound to have their detriments, but the researchers also suggest that we have yet to fully understand how they might benefit the brain.