There have been COUNTLESS articles, books, research studios, TV segments, film documentaries, and misc. videos that have already included the same information about smartphones and other screens messing with our brains.
Endocrinologist Robert Lustig tells Business Insider that notifications from our phones are training our brains to be in a near constant state of stress and fear by establishing a stress-fear memory pathway. And such a state means that the prefrontal cortex, the part of our brains that normally deals with some of our highest-order cognitive functioning, goes completely haywire, and basically shuts down.
"You end up doing stupid things," Lustig says. "And those stupid things tend to get you in trouble."
There are countless examples of "stupid things" being done and reported due to excessive smartphone and screen use. However, his statement seems to only be referencing using the phone - not being exposed to it. All sources of cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation can disrupt the blood-brain barrier, cause it to leak, and kill brain cells. Snap! Crackle! Pop!