While many of us are certainly hooked on our phones, he assured me (to a degree comparable to heroin for addicted person), the answer isn’t in yet on the lazy brain question, he said. In fact, he added, “your brain stays more engaged because you’re providing more information.”

This constant information feed, it seems, can help us create more neural networks that will actually help us remember things.

What’s more, he pointed out, not availing ourselves of immediate answers comes at a cost. Taking away the phone of a person who’s addicted to it increases blood pressure and anxiety. And how about the cost of our time, and the stress?