If you use your smartphones all the time and stop functioning without them, this is due to the effects of these devices, such as drug use on the brain.
Needless to say, most young people today feel unfulfilled without smartphones.
This claim was revealed in a new study.
Research from several European universities and research centres suggests that both devices and drug addictions have similar effects on important parts of the brain.
During this study, 22 people between the ages of 18 and 30 who used to use smartphones were compared to 26 people who were not addicted.
Researchers also evaluated the brain volume and activity levels in specific areas with the help of MRI.
They discovered that most addicts of smartphones addicts had reduced grey matter volume, including Anterior insula, associated with drug addiction.
The research team also discovered that the higher the score on smartphone addiction, the more part of the brain that plays a role in empathy, anxiety, emotion and decision-making, decreases its activity and volume.
Researchers say that for the first time it has been learned that people who value the phone too much change their minds.
The research was done on a limited scale and its cause and effect could not be proven, which requires further research, but researchers say the results challenge the notion that smartphones are harmless.
Researchers say that smartphone use is the most common form of addiction and can have serious adverse effects on physical and mental health.