This external protrusion is specifically located in the lower part of the skull, just above the neck. If you have one, you can probably feel it with your fingers or if you are bald, it may even be visible to the naked eye.
Scientists at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia thoroughly investigated this phenomenon. They claim that with new generations it can already be noticed that their bony protuberances, which resemble a horn, are significantly strengthened at the nape of the neck. The reason for this is that people spend a lot of time looking at cell phones and tablets.
I have been a clinician for 20 years, and over the last ten years I have increasingly found that my patients have this protrusion on their skulls, says lead researcher Dr. David Shahar, from University Hospital on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia for the BBC.
According to the BBC, if a technique were used in the future to recreate and depict how people lived in 2019, scientists would find characteristic changes in our skeletons that reflect our modern lifestyles. This external protrusion is specifically located in the lower part of the skull, just above the neck. If you have one, you can probably feel it with your fingers or if you are bald, it may even be visible to the naked eye.
Scientists explain that poor posture and a bent head aimed at the screen further exert pressure on where the muscles are joined to the skull and the body responds to create a new layer of bone. This pain is specific, and “extra bones” are a way for the body to defend and relieve additional stress.