It’s hard to believe, but it’s a fact – in the 21st century most of us are strongly addicted to their cell phones. The “nomophobia” which means fear of living without a cell phone, involves mainly problems related to internet use addiction.

Yes, it’s not the device we could become dependent on, but rather the applications and the internet access your smartphone provides.

A study published in Frontiers in Psychology gives more specific information on this matter stating that people most often get addicted to social media communication apps available on their cell phones.

And surprisingly according to the research, the reason for that lies in the evolution of humankind.

According to professor Samuel Veissière, who is a cognitive anthropologist in the sphere of the evolution of cognition and culture, people have developed a strong need to observe others and be observed by others, throughout the course of their evolution.