Research about smartphone usage.
Here you can read a collection of the most important research about smartphone usage: the effects of smartphones on our wellbeing, sleep quantity, and quality and focus. You can click on any research to go to the source. You can also read our blog section to get insight an insight on the effects of smartphones on our daily lives.
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“The presence of a smartphone, even when off, can reduce cognitive capacity by taxing the attentional resources that reside at the core of both working memory capacity and fluid intelligence”
“Researchers in Canada surveyed 2,000 participants and studied the brain activity of 112 others using electroencephalograms (EEGs). Microsoft found that since the year 2000 (or about when the mobile revolution began) the average attention span dropped from 12 seconds to eight seconds.”
Almost 90% of 290 undergraduates reported feeling “phantom vibrations,” which were experienced an average of once every two weeks.
The Social Dilemma documentary showed that teen self-harm went up by 62% for girls aged 15-19, and by 189% for girls aged 10-14 since the introduction of social media on smartphones in 2009.
The Social Dilemma documentary showed that U.S. teen suicides went up by 70% for girls aged 15-19, and by 151% for girls aged 10-14 since the introduction of social media on smartphones in 2009.
A systematic review and meta-analysis (of 20 studies) showed strong, consistent evidence of an association between bedtime access to or use of devices and reduced sleep quantity and quality, as well as increased daytime sleepiness
In one study of teens in the U.S. and U.K., Facebook found that more than 40% of Instagram users who reported feeling “unattractive” said the feeling began on the app. About a quarter of the teens who reported feeling “not good enough” said the feeling started on Instagram. Many also said the app undermined their confidence in the strength of their friendships.
78% of teens check their devices at least hourly, and 50% report feeling “addicted” to their phones; meanwhile, 69% of parents check their devices at least hourly, and 27% of parents feel “addicted”.