Why you can't stop checking your phone

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Suppose you abide by the new no smartphone while cycling law and you keep your phone safely in your pocket. One minute passes. Five minutes pass. But then, almost automatically, your hand slips into your pocket to check your messages.Why do we feel the constant urge to check our phones? And, you could you control those urges?

It's the fault of our brain, Eveline Crone explains.

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