Using Your Phone Is Changing Your Brain

December 24, 2014 2:45 PM

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A new study shows that the delicate, repetitive finger movements that people use on their smartphone's touch screen result in a change in the brain's sensory-processing area.

The findings suggest that a common, daily activity such as smartphone use could teach scientists about the details of brain plasticity, which is the ability of the neuronal networks to conform to changes in the body or the environment.

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