According to the doctor, modern people are in a state of permanent tension and fear because of the expectation associated with messages that come to gadgets.
According to his research data, 86 percent of Americans often check mail and accounts in social networks, which causes them stress.
This behavior leads to the fact that the prefrontal cortex of the brain, responsible for many important cognitive functions, is “upset” and practically ceases to function.
“In the end, you just start doing stupid things,” Lustig explained.
Stress that a person experiences, distracted by messages from other cases, worsens his condition and at the same time makes you want to be distracted, because with this switch the stress hormone cortisol and dopamine, which causes a sense of pleasure, are released.
It is possible to combat such a side effect by replacing dependence on gadgets beyond the boundaries of “socially acceptable behavior” – such as smoking indoors.
“I hope someday we’ll come to the point that you can not always get your phone in public,” the doctor concluded.