“We now know that those iPads, smartphones and Xboxes are a form of digital drug. Recent brain imaging research is showing that they affect the brain’s frontal cortex — which controls executive functioning, including impulse control — in exactly the same way that cocaine does.
Technology is so hyper-arousing that it raises dopamine levels — the feel-good neurotransmitter most involved in the addiction dynamic — as much as sex.”
- Dr. Nicholas Kardaras
Source: “It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies” by Dr. Nicholas Kardaras