Facebook Friends Brain
October 20, 2011 by staff
Facebook Friends Brain, Scientists consider that social networks could have a direct effect on gray matter Researchers often try to find a connection between things have posted a piece of speculation about Facebook.
This time, the social networking site is actually linked to directly affect the brain, or at least potentially, that’s the case.
Royal Society Researchers examined brain scans of more than one hundred college students and found a correlation between what they were socially active on Facebook, and the size of certain brain areas.
Those who had more friends in the social network had higher concentrations of gray matter in several brain areas.
In theory, this could mean that additional social cues from Facebook, and those who have large networks of friends on the site, could be the cause of certain brain areas to expand a little. It is assumed that the areas related to social relationships.
Or, alternatively, may be born with these brain areas as of a certain size, and those with higher concentrations are merely social beings, and therefore more likely that a greater number of friends in Facebook.
Not that I have a lot of friends on Facebook actually means that I know everyone, of course. For some, the account friend is simply an indicator of popularity, so invite every remotely related to his life in his social circle, or even people who do not know at all.
Although it could still be linked to a drive to be more social, or be seen as more social success.
This research comes on the heels of last week’s study by Baroness Greenfield, suggesting that children who play many games could have their brains affected by the experience, even claiming that it could suffer “temporary insanity”.
While certainly not subscribe to the theory that the game will be converted to a drip accident, handles all the hours of play out of school is obviously not going to lead to development.
And interact with more people on Facebook on a regular basis could improve their social skills, to some extent light – providing it does interact, not just to update people on what I had for lunch, or send virtual pumpkins in Farmville.
If the effect would be much, however, or if it’s all largely “wired” at birth is an interesting point. Further research is expected to be carried out.
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