Beware smartphone users, your thinking process going for a toss!
Frequent smartphone usage is a setback to one’s own thinking and analytics, according to a study published in the journal ‘Computers in Human Behavior’.
Smartphone users are likely to use their device’s search engine frequently rather than their own brainpower when making any decision, the research said.
In contrast, analytical thinkers second-guess themselves and analyze a problem in a more logical sort of way.
Highly intelligent people are more analytical and less intuitive when solving problems.
In three studies involving 660 participants, researchers examined various measures including cognitive style ranging from intuitive to analytical, plus verbal and numeracy skills.
Then they looked at the participants’ smartphone habits.
Participants in the study who demonstrated stronger cognitive skills and a greater willingness to think in an analytical way spent less time using their smartphones’ search engine function.
The results also indicate that use of social media and entertainment applications generally did not correlate to higher or lower cognitive abilities.