Facebook And Twitter May Help Neuroscientists Better Understand Emotions, Human Behavior

A new study review published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences on Wednesday reveals how useful social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, have been for neuroscientists trying to better understand human emotions and behavior. In modern society, a constant stream of updates, tweets, and photos can tap into users’ emotions and behavior. Already, separate research has suggested social media has changed the way our brain works. Not only does it register Internet addiction the same way it does drug addiction, but it also rerouted the brain’s ability to multitask, as well as increased the amount of time people spent talking about themselves. “Neuroscience research with social media is still in its infancy, and there is great potential for future scientific discovery,” says study author Dar Meshi, of Freie Universität in Berlin, in a press release.…


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