A new study finds that smartphone use can be similar to other types of substance use.

« Push notifications, vibrations and other alerts on our phones and computers make us feel compelled to look at them by triggering the same neural pathways in our brains that once alerted us to imminent danger, such as an attack by a tiger or other large predator. « But now we are hijacked by those same mechanisms that once protected us and allowed us to survive — for the most trivial pieces of information »
A study of 135 SF State University students found that the heaviest smartphone users were the most depressed, anxious and lonely - Credit: San Francisco State University

Source: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180411161316.htm