What Are You Without Your iPhone? A Touch Brain-Dead.

CNET – Chris Matyszczyk

It didn’t come with an umbilical cord. It just came with a charger.

But your smartphone is now more than just your baby. It’s your lifeline to your very self.

How bad is it, though, when you are parted from your phone? Do you pine? Do you whine? Does your mind shut down in plaintive grief?

Researchers at the University of Missouri thought they’d test this out. Their conclusions might, to some, seem positively mind-numbing.

Just the headline from the university’s own newsroom makes my timbers shiver: “iPhone Separation Linked to Physiological Anxiety, Poor Cognitive Performance, MU Study Finds.” Read More