Do you suffer anxiety when you're not with your phone? Do you feel dumber when you don't have your phone on you? A recent study shows that you are not alone and that "fear of missing out" (FOMO) is a real concern! When a group of participants had their phones taken away and then were asked to perform simple cognitive tests (like solving a word search), they performed worse than they did with their phones nearby. Further, if their phone rang in the other room, their heart rates shot up.
In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts discuss how they cope with cell phone loss and if they feel dumber without their smart devices.
What about you, readers? Are you addicted to your phone? Do you suffer separation anxiety when you don't have your phone with you — even if it's just in another room? Tell us all about your dependencies in the comments below.
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