‘Research as determined that exposure to cell phone radiation and WiFi is capable of more than increasing cancer risk (see 1, 2). It can also disrupt the blood-brain barrier which can cause it to leak. 2017 research revealed that 5 minutes on a cell phone can cause significant memory impairment. More recent research revealed that exposure can cause memory damage in teens.
Additional research has revealed how neurotransmitters are affected by smartphone use. Not good.
From Awakening From Alzheimer’s:
Is Your Smartphone Compromising Your Brain?
We are living in a smartphone world. Take a look around. Almost everywhere you go, folks are staring at their phones like zombies.
These little devices are obviously addictive. And too many people can’t seem to put them down or stop peering at their screens.
The problem with this obsession goes beyond the social and relational implications. Researchers are finding that all of that phone use is warping the structure of the neuronal networks in our brains. And not in a good way.
The Brain’s White Matter Matters
One of the chief concerns highlighted by new studies of how smartphones affect the brain centers on their influence on white matter.
White matter in your brain forms an informational highway that lets neurons in different parts of the brain communicate with each other. This tissue, deep within the brain, contains nerve fibers and axons that facilitate the conduction of electrical signals.
And the changes that using a smartphone makes to the brain’s white matter, say Asian researchers, may have a “sustained negative impact on thinking, remembering, attention and emotion regulation.”1
The researchers found that disruptions in the brain’s white matter linked to smartphone use may also cause diminished proprioception (the perception of where your body is) and lead to what are called “sensorimotor deficits.” These deficits can result in some loss of coordinated muscle control.
The researchers point out that at least half of young adults are now engaged in what the scientists call “smartphone dependence,” and that overuse of smartphones around the world has become epidemic.’
Read more: Smartphones vs. Brains: Neuronal Disruption, Memory Impairment, Impulsive Behavior, Loss of Muscle Control