More than half of Americans report having a mental disorder, and some suffer from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
With so many of us having an emotional connection with our smartphones, it’s no wonder we’re obsessed with them.
But now, scientists are finding that there may be some benefits to using a Chrome-powered device as a way to recharge and help our minds.
In an article published in the journal Scientific Reports, a team of researchers from Stanford University, the University of Washington, the Broad Institute of MIT, and the University at Buffalo in New York, say that using a Chromebook, as opposed to an Android device, could be as effective as a regular smartphone in treating certain mental illnesses.
Specifically, the researchers say they have shown that using the Chrome browser, which has been available for more than a year on Google’s Chrome browser for phones and tablets, could significantly improve a person’s symptoms.
The researchers found that using Chrome on a smartphone is significantly more effective than using a laptop computer or tablet computer for cognitive tasks.
The study’s authors wrote that using their devices as a device for cognitive exercise has previously been shown to improve mental health outcomes in a number of studies.
“In addition to providing the same benefits as using a tablet computer, we found that Chromebook use could also improve cognition and cognitive function in healthy adults, especially those with chronic illnesses such as bipolar disorder,” the researchers wrote.
The research is one of the first to show that Chromebooks could be more effective at reducing symptoms in some people with mental health issues, including bipolar disorder.
However, the team cautioned that the results are limited because it’s not yet clear whether Chromebooks have any real benefits over a standard laptop.
In addition, the study found that the Chrome-based devices were also significantly more costly than standard laptops.
However the authors cautioned that future studies should be conducted to determine whether the devices are actually more effective in terms of cognitive functions.
The findings of this study are based on one pilot study, which was conducted between November 2016 and January 2017.