The Brain in Your Pocket: Evidence That Smartphones Are Used to Supplant Thinking

Technological advances have long figured prominently in the history of psychological science. Smartphones seem to represent another technology that can fundamentally change psychology, though unlike neuroimaging or computational technology that afforded new ways of answering old questions; this advance interacts with, and might also change, the very thing which the authors aim to understand. Acknowledging the impending integration of man and machine will result in a broader understanding of human experience and cognition, though the work has only just begun.

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