How Smartphones Are Changing How Thumbs and Brains Communicate


Smartphone Use - Thumbs and BrainOpposable thumbs gave ancient humans a huge evolutionary advantage by allowing for use of tools. More recently, these thumbs also allow for people to quickly type on screens of smartphones and other touchscreen devices. A new study has found that this recent widespread mode of communication is actually changing the way thumbs and the brain talk to one another, demonstrating the plasticity of the human brain. Arko Ghosh of the University of Zurich is lead author of the paper, which has been published in Current Biology.

Read more about How Smartphone Use Is Changing The Way Thumbs and Brains Communicate (IFL Science).

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