You used to have to leave the house to explore the world. Then along came the internet and brought the world right into your living room. Now with smart phones firmly established in developed nations and rising in use around the globe, (two billion predicted users by 2016) you can be anywhere and connected to the rest of the world at the same time. The world is literally at your finger tips. Interestingly, this is changing the way that the brain functions. Neuroplasticity, is the brain’s ability to change and grow new neurons. This article from Livescience is a discussion of recent research that shows an increased sensitivity in the cortex of the brain where information from our fingers is processed. Essentially the constant use of our fingers on touch screen devices is changing the brain. Over-usage of your smartphone can also have negative effects, leading to addiction and antisocial behaviors, so remember to leave your phone behind on occasion and explore the world first hand. There will always be more comics when the sun goes down, so until it does, sit back and enjoy the show.