20 Dec 2022

Constant smartphone notifications tax your brain

From Nights, 10:25 pm on 20 December 2022

Our smartphones are a constant companion. Even when they're out of our hands and on silent, they're sitting there begging for our attention

But our phones don't need to ping to distract us and tax our brains.

Dr. Sharon Horwood, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia joins Karyn on the programme.

Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram icons displayed on a phone screen are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on April 6, 2022. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto) (Photo by Jakub Porzycki / NurPhoto / NurPhoto via AFP)

Photo: AFP