Have you ever missed an appointment because you forgot to set a notification on your phone, or got lost because the map software didn’t work?

`Smartphoneization of life` has been increasing since the mid-2000s but escalated during the epidemic.

What happens when we `outsource` some memory to a peripheral device?

Chris Bird, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, said he has no problem using peripheral devices, such as sticky notes or phones, to save difficult-to-remember information like bus tickets.

According to Hardt, long-term GPS use risks reducing gray matter density in the hippocampus in the brain, leading to a number of symptoms such as an increased risk of depression and other mental illnesses, as well as some

Although smartphones open up new horizons of knowledge, they can also pull people out of reality, for example because they `keep their heads` glued to the screen and cannot enjoy a beautiful day.

Catherine Price, writer and author of `How to Break Up with your phone`, shares the same opinion.

Neuroscientist Barbara Sahakian provides evidence.

No one measured creativity before smartphones, but Price believes that overusing smartphones can damage the ability to grasp and deeply understand information.

According to the ABCD Study, which is conducting more than 10,000 American children from childhood to adulthood, one of the most interesting initial results is the association between technology use and cortical thinning.

Obviously, the smartphone `genie` has come out of the bottle and is present all over the world.

Psychology professor Larry Rosen offers a few strategies.

For Price, founder of the Screen/Life Balance organization that helps people control their phone use, she believes that phones actually affect memory and concentration.