Five Social Media Quirks that Could Tell Neuroscientists More About Our Brains

There are almost two billion people using social media worldwide, generating a whopping one billion Facebook posts, and 400 million Tweets in just one single day. So what could be done with all that data? According to researchers, some of it could be used to glean more insights into how our brains process, and are ultimately shaped by the social media noise that we produce and consume. Scientists who research “how social information is passed and processed around the brain” could take advantage of social media data for study, said Dar Meshi, a cognitive neuroscientist at Freie University in Berlin, Germany. Meshi and a band of other cognitive neuroscientists from Freie University in Berlin published a review paper Wednesday in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, which essentially promotes the…


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