Dependency On Smartphones Is Ruining Our Memory

In this era the world is so much dependent on technology. The digital world has taken over the lives of the people. Nowadays people are so much dependent on technology. This has created some serious issues and is running the capabilities of people. If we talk about smartphones, the phones has now become the necessity and is running the memory.

Here are few of the reasons of why we should be not be so much dependent on technology and how it will ruin our memory:

  • Multitasking Leads To Less Imaginative Thinking

Smartphones are the devices that contains so many apps and you have access to almost everything just with the touch on your screen. So it is really hard to hop on your phone for one purpose only. Let take an example, if you get online to pay a bill and then you see a lot of notifications from other apps so it hard to engage to that one task only, you will look up for other notifications too. So in this way multitasking makes us less intelligent because our focus and concentrations got distracted.

  • Social Aspects Of Memory Development Is Distracted Because Of Internet

Memory formation is always based on a social element. In the past few years if someone came up with a problem while making dessert, baking, or any DIY project the first approach a person think about is to call a friend or a member of the family in order to find the solution of that particular problem, which somehow helps to build and cement the memory. But nowadays our first priority is GOOGLE instead of calling any live person. You may get your answers immediately but that that piece of information is not long term. This is the reason why you have to look up to the same dessert recipe again and again. Without social component memory formation will not be as strong and doesn’t last longer.

  • Great Mental Decline Can Be Experienced Due To Smartphones Addiction

Addiction to smartphones and devices can be quite harmful. The intellectual decline is just because of overly usage of smartphone. Also leads to interruption in sleep and are the big contributors in the disruption in sleep. And if you are not sleeping properly (approximately 7-9 hours) at night then your brain will not be able to function effectively and may cause mental health issues.

  • Distraction Makes Difficult To Form Strong Memory

When you are not fully focused towards a certain information then how it will likely be able to form a strong memory, think about it. In regard to this, when we are multi-tasking and are busy in quickly scrolling all over the news feed, and found a piece of information that seems interesting, then it is more unlikely to be saved and stored in the long term memory due to the diversion in the focus. Scientist researched that neurons works actively when the subject is fully focused and concerned towards what they are learning.

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