But what makes it so hard to put down? In a racing game, when you break the old record, and your brain generates a portion of dopamine. Because you broke your old record, the game would reward you with even faster and better cars, which also causes your brain to release more dopamine. These processes repeat over time, and eventually becomes the compulsion loop. And it is also the exact same loop that is causing the addiction to serious drugs. We are never truly alone on the internet, and we never have to be bored under the constant feeds of information. In which, Compulsion loops can also be found in apps on our phone. They are designed to constantly provide new content, and making them harder to put down.
The phone is changing your brain too. There are two types of brain patterns: Alpha waves and gamma waves. Alpha waves often connect to relaxation and associated with focusing ability.
Gamma wave often connects to conscious attentiveness, like doing math or physics.
In fact, experiments have shown that when a cell phone is transmitting, like during a phone call, the power of alpha waves is significantly boosted, means that phone transmission can literally change your brain.
Since we use our phone so much, what does learning matter if all of the information in the world is just one Google search away? if that’s the way you are using your mind, just searching on the internet, finding information, and forgetting them very quickly, you are not building knowledge. You are simply thinking like a computer, which means that the humanity is assimilated. If you look at the significant monuments of culture, they come from people who are able to pay attention in life, who control their mind. And that’s what makes our mind to think more critically, and in a creative way.
So, overall. Phones are great in many ways, and extremely useful when you need to check something online. But, many successful businessmen would take a smartphone vacation in order to increase productivity. So guys, try to take one day off from your phone and you will see the differences. Thanks for listening.