Your Smartphone Makes You Dumber Even When You’re Not Using It

“A smartphone can demand its user’s attention even when the person isn’t using it or consciously thinking about it. Even if a phone’s out of sight in a bag, even if it’s set to silent, even if it’s powered off, its mere presence will reduce someone’s working memory and problem-solving skills.”

The next time you sit down to work, you might want to leave your phone in another room.

The Atlantic shares the results of a recent study which discovered smartphones impair our mental abilities even when we’re not actively using them.

No wonder I noticed such a difference when I implemented a system to stop checking my phone so much.