We set out to write this book because we both felt trapped by smartphones constantly clamoring for our attention and constantly pulling us away from what was happening here and now in the real world. If you're with us this far, we guess you must have felt the same, and like us wanted to understand if this increasing reliance on smartphones and social media really is a good idea.

We have sifted through hundreds of studies, articles and papers to get an overview of what is really going on––and hopefully you will agree with us that the case we present is persuasive and compelling: smartphones and social media do indeed interfere with the basic functions of human cognition, and uncontrolled and mainly impulsive use can (and probably will) ...

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