Swiss researchers said the frequent use of smart phones affect brain activity

With the popularity of smart phones, micro-thumb typing letters, forefinger and middle finger slide on the screen to sweep, a lot of people may be the most frequent day “event.” Switzerland, a new study says regular use of smart phones will stay strong “imprint” in the part of the brain processing tactile.

Zurich University researchers recently in the United States, “Current Biology,” the report said studies had focused on brain plasticity in certain populations, such as the brain that controls violinist playing the finger area than the average NPC. The growing popularity of smart phones to understand the everyday life of ordinary people provides a unique opportunity to influence the brain.

Researchers 26 touch screen mobile phone users and 11 traditional mobile phone user’s thumb, index and middle fingers were 1250 times to stimulate and record their EEG, then the test results with nearly 10 days of phone records were compared using analysis .

The results showed that, compared with no use of touch-screen technology users, smartphone users associated with somatosensory cortex activity enhancement activities that deal with your fingers touch brain regions of enhanced action.

Swiss researchers said the frequent use of smart phones affect brain activity
Swiss researchers said the frequent use of smart phones affect brain activity

Arcana Ghosh, said study leader, the more frequent use of smart phones, the more intense the brain activity of somatosensory cortex, and this frequently touch action may eventually reshape the way the brain commanding finger work. “We believe that the contemporary feel of the brain cortex approach will be a personal digital technology continues to change.” So, this change is good or bad for humanity? Ghosh said that might not all good news, if there is evidence that excessive use of smart phones and motor dysfunction may be associated with chronic pain.

The researchers also believe that the frequent use of smart phones may lead to memory loss, inability to concentrate and other issues.

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