Nomophobia: Disconnect and Detox | better blogging tips | Scoop.it

Do you leave your home with your phone and have it with you at all times? Do you refuse to read and follow written instructions and demand to "speak to a human being" when dealing with businesses. Nomophobia is the word first coined by British researchers in 2008 for the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. The 2012 study British cellphone technology company SecurEnvoy reveals 66% of the mobile users suffer from Nomophobia.

 

The more users view their phone's menu screens, news, e-mail and apps throughout the day the more addicted you become. The brain’s dopamine system allows humans to experience pleasure and reward, but people who are addicted to the Internet have fewer, or impaired, dopamine receptors, making it difficult to feel rewards without extra effort.