Siri, I can’t quit you –
February 18, 2020 – Grey matter in the brain is vital, as it contains a majority of neuronal cell bodies and includes the regions that are associated with muscle control, speech, and seeing and hearing. It also has a strong effect on one’s mental wellbeing, housing the areas that are in charge of emotion, memory, decision making, and self-control. “This study provides first evidence for distinct structural and functional correlates of behavioral addiction in individuals meeting psychometric criteria for SPA,” the paper, published in Science Direct, notes. The experiment, conducted at Heidelberg University in Germany, examined 48 participants, of which 22 suffered from smartphone addiction and 26 did not. The results showed that a startlingly large number of areas in the brain were affected by smartphone use.