5 new brain disorders that were born out of the digital age


The Week: It’s hard to remember what life was like before we had the internet at our fingertips, smartphones in our pockets, and a laptop on every desk. Today, our brains are racing to adapt to the digital age.

Cognitive neuroscientists say all that time we now spend in front of screens has changed the way we read and comprehend. Internet browsing has shortened both our attention spans and our patience. And it’s doing a number on our memories.

Of course, the internet has done a lot of good for the world. But considering these revelations, it’s worth highlighting a few of the more recent disorders that experts blame on our digital obsession. read article here.

Opinion: I have to admit I’m going to try to keep my wife from seeing this post. But since she is the Editor, that will be impossible.

There are 5 new disorders listed:

  • Nomophobia
  • Technoference
  • The phantom ring
  • Cyberchondria
  • Truman Show Delusion

Editor says I have one of them. Take a guess which one…


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