Your Smartphone May Change How Your Brain Interacts with Your Fingers

December 24, 2014 3:09 PM

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Do you have a smartphone? Then you may be changing the way that your brain and your thumbs interact. Scientists have discovered that spending time interacting with your smartphone can actually cause greater brain activity when the thumbs and other fingertips are touched.

"I was really surprised by the scale of the changes introduced by the use of smartphones," said Arko Ghosh, one of the researchers, in a news release. "I was also struck by how much of the inter-individual variations in the fingertip-associated brain signals could be simply explained by evaluating t...

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