By changing passwords and scanning for keyloggers you may think your personal information is safe. Think again. Smartphones can pick up what you type on a standard keyboard. Researchers report acoustic signals produced from typing on a keyboard can be picked up by smartphones. Those sounds can be processed to reveal exactly what you typed.
Smartphone and internet addiction appears to have an impact on brain chemistry. A new study reports the ratio of GABA to Glx is significantly increased in the anterior cingulate cortex of teens who are addicted to their smartphones.
According to researchers, the mere presence of your smartphone reduces cognitive capacity and impairs cognitive function, even though people believe they are giving a task their full attention and focus.
According to researchers, sending text messages on a smartphone can alter the rhythm of brain waves.
A soft neural implant that can be controlled by a smartphone is capable of drug delivery and optogenetics. The technology could speed up efforts to uncover the causes of neurological and psychological disorders.
A person's dependency on their smartphone predicts greater loneliness and depressive symptoms, and not the other way around.
A new study reports cell phones may be making us hypersocial, rather than antisocial as previous research suggests.
Using a smartwatch and new app, participants will track their emotional changes for 45 days. The app, called Mindcurrent, uses artificial intelligence to analyze emotional states and provides recommendations on how the user can elevate their mood.
Data collected from smartphones can accurately predict connectivity between brain regions associated with emotional processing. Analyzing cellphone data, such as social activity, screen time, and location, alongside fMRI brain scans, researchers found smartphone data activity mirrors brain activity associated with depression and anxiety.