Study: iPhone users suffer from negative symptoms when away from their




Revealed an academic study of the existence of negative psychological and physiological symptoms experienced by iPhone smart phones users at distancing themselves from their devices, which are symptoms that are somewhat similar to the symptoms of withdrawal from addiction.

The research team from the University of Missouri-American study on 40 of the iPhone mobile users to see the impact on them after heavy use in their daily lives, and did not tell any of the participants in the study of its objective to ensure the accuracy of the results.

The research team from the participants and asked to solve a series of mysteries of the alphabet, and in the course of the study were withdrawn iPhone phones under the pretext of its impact on the measurement devices in the room, and then the negative symptoms began to appear on the participants.

The researchers found, after the withdrawal of phones, a significant increase in anxiety levels among the participants, as the rates of heart rate and blood pressure rose, were observed a significant decrease in performance while solving puzzles, a measurements proved negative psychological and physiological effects.

Russell said Clayton, supervisor of the research team, the study highlighted the possibility of turning the iPhone phones to a natural extension of the user’s body, which means that away from them cause a significant decline in the performance of mental and physical tasks.

The study concluded that the need to avoid a large class of iPhone users to move away from their phones during some everyday situations such as doing important work or attend conferences or meetings, because of what is happening to them from the negative impact on the level of perception.


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