Researchers Study Effects of Social Media on Young Minds (Claim (Social…
Researchers Study Effects of Social Media on Young Minds
Social media has a negative affect on your brain because it makes your brain think differently based on popularity.
Author: David Greene
“Is this that surprising? I mean, if you see a photo and one of your photos that you took has a lot of likes, you’re feeling good about yourself" (13).
“Sherman and her colleagues, Ashley Payton, Leanna Hernandez, Patricia Greenfield and Mirella Dapretto, they scanned the brains of a few dozen adolescents as they watched what looked like an Instagram feed” (9).
“Social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam, is here to talk about the effects that social media has on our brain” (1).
“So it really can have a snowballing effect” (16).
“Sherman and her colleagues found that when a photo had more likes, it generated greater activation in the reward centers of the brain” (9).
“The brains of teenagers responded very strongly to the pictures deemed popular, regardless of which pictures they were” (14).
“So if you’re freaking out because you think social media is running your life, I recommended that you don't listen to the next 4 minutes or so of radio" (1).