Switch off! Using more than one electronic device could make your brain smaller

Reuters / Chip East If you’re watching TV or on your phone while reading this, your brain might be shrinking, according to a new study published on Thursday.

The study, produced by researchers at the University of Sussex suggests that men and women who multi tasked using technology had less ‘grey matter’ in the part of the brain that controls individual processes.

According to the study produced by the Sackler Centre for Conciousness, people frequently switching between devices could seriously damage the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) which is responsible for cognitive and emotional control functions.

The research, which tested 75 people using magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) showed that people who multitasked with electronic devices were more at risk of emotional instability, as grey matter would depreciate in areas of the brain that controlled emotional impulses, reasoning and empathy.

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