Study shows that Apple iPhone withdrawals are real
posted by Alan F. / Jan 12, 2015, 12:47 PM
To study the effect of iPhone withdrawal, the researchers had 40 subjects do two word search puzzles individually. The first one was done with the iPhone in the user's possession. Before the second puzzle, the researchers created a ruse which allowed them to take the iPhone away from the participant. Researchers then called the subject's iPhone and let it ring continuously. Blood pressure and heart rate readings were monitored during the first test, and while the phone was ringing during the second test. In addition, anxiety levels were also studied.
The researchers found that subjects' blood pressure, heart rate and anxiety rose, and their test scores decreased after the iPhone was removed from the participants. This led the researchers to state that iPhone users should not be without their handset during times when they need to focus "such as taking tests, sitting in conferences or meetings, or completing important work assignments, as it could result in poorer cognitive performance on those tasks."
The study didn't conclude with the one question that many current iPhone users might be asking themselves. Will they have to go to iPhone rehab? Actually, more convenient than rehab is an app called Moment which we told you about last year. By using a pre-set timer, you can limit the amount of time you spend using your iPhone each day. Once the pre-set time period is reached, an annoying buzzer goes off. You can use the app to wean yourself off the phone completely, or at least to take your daily usage down to an amount of time that you feel is more appropriate.
source: UniversityofMissouri via BusinessInsider
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no wonder most readers in PA call it fondly 'i' PA.. :D
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 12:51 PM 2
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I hate IPA... I prefer Porter (Random comment of the day) I think I'm the odd ball here. I love my Z2 but i could careless to pick it up when I'm home during the weekend. However, it drives me crazy when I couldn't get to my computer to play a game or two XD
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 1:11 PM 1
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by the way first again
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 12:51 PM 1
It is really time for you to get a life. Seriously. -__-
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 12:56 PM 11
I'd say technology withdrawals as a whole are real. I know I have then.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 2:42 PM 1
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So do I. I'm constantly checking something, and messing with a device. I leave home for coffee, my phones gotta come. Checking Facebook at red lights man, I'm terrible.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 2:53 PM 0
Got my pebble for a reason, to keep my phone in my pocket in the car ^_^. I find myself reaching for a phone or tablet for no reason at all, just to turn the screen on and look at it for a second or two to check on stuff. Its terrible.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 5:13 PM 0
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I can relate to this. I don't feel as safe or comfortable when I don''t have my smartphone with me...
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 2:54 PM 0
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Some time i chose to roam around without my phone like lunch break. Because i am eating with my friends and colleagues so i could give them 100% of my attention.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 8:31 PM 0
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I think that this anxiety can be observed with the absence of many other objects that we consider part of our everyday, like our wallet or purse.. it's the value (personal, financial, bussiness related) we perceive from the object the thing that we miss.. Bet you the same thing would happen to someone who gets its Android taken away... or a kid without his fav toy.. and so on and so forth...
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 3:15 PM 0
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This may be the most mindless study in the history of man. And that's saying a lot.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 3:36 PM 1
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Don't think this has to do with iPhones, but any device that you interact with so much.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 3:53 PM 0
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