So, I stumbled across this article today. However, ignore the title. Swap 'dumber' for 'less efficient'. It may come without surprise, but the University of Texas has found that when your smartphone is within your vicinity, whether it is; on, off or facing downwards can make you less efficient at a given task. Causing your to lose concentration.
Participants with their phones nearby took a concentration test performed worse than their counter parts who had their smartphone in another room.
A nearby smartphone can reduce cognitive capacity, or your brains ability to process data at any given time.
Your conscious mind isn't thinking about the smartphone, but process of requiring yourself not to think about your smartphone.
So, next time you set yourself a task or you want to give your full attention to something... remove your smartphone from your presence! You'll progress.
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