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By Sarah B. Weir
It drives me crazy when I'm with someone who incessantly checks email or texts. For years, I prided myself on my clunky, camera-less cell phone with a texting function so primitive I simply didn't bother. Recently, I caved and upgraded to an iPhone and have noticed myself slipping into behavior I generally consider rude and compulsive in others: Having dinner with my mother at a restaurant recently, I found myself checking my email when I was ostensibly looking something up on the Internet for her benefit. I even text in the car at red lights or when I'm in a conversation that doesn't fully engage me.
Thumbing our devices and pecking away at our computer keyboards takes a quantifiable toll our bodies, but what about the psychological implications? Researchers are beginning to gather data on technology's impact on cognitive function and psychological wellness.
According to Professor Larry Rosen of California State University, Dominguez Hills, an expert inRead More »from Five signs you need a technology detox