The thing is you don’t know what it’s going to be or when you’re going to get it, and that’s what compels the brain to keep checking. It’s like the world’s smallest slot machine.” – David Greenfield
Recent studies show that a huge amount of people lose track of time and space when they’re on their devices, which affects the brain in a way similar to the way a drug would.
Every time you get a notification from your phone, there’s a little elevation in dopamine that says you might have something that’s compelling. It has been linked with a dysfunctional regulation of dopamine and many consider it as a proper pathology.
Unfortunately, for the time being, I am affected too.