We always talk about how social media can affect your brand, your reputation your social life. What we don’t discuss is the effect it has on our body and brain. What sorts of chemical reactions happen each time we check our Twitter? How does our brain work now that internet is everywhere?
We all have seen the symptoms in ourselves. In fact, we can’t spend more than 10 minutes without checking our email or messages. But, apparently, there is a study which confirms that there are huge psychopathological impacts that social media have brought to our lives. The results are impressive and you can find them below, in the infographic conceived and created by the team at TollFreeForwarding.
Did You Know That?
- – Twitter works as a stress ball, increasing the levels of oxycotin, a hormone known for its soothing and calming effects.
- – Each time we receive a notification, a particular area in our brain – called nucleus accumbens – is activated. This area is activated to give us the sense of satisfaction and pleasure, just like during eating, making love and earning money. Wow!
- – Moreover, social media help our body produce adrenaline, which speeds up the process of addiction. People find it harder to quit social media than smoking!
- – 5 hours a day are enough to rearrange the way your brain operates; On average, we spend almost 25% of our year on Facebook, while our attention span dropped 4 whole seconds the past 12 years!
Wanna see some more impressive stats? Check the infographic below!
- Facebook: Posts With Expiration Date? Why Not!
- What Type Of Facebook User Are You?
- Time To Get Active on Social Media Again?
You might also like
More from Social Fun
GIPHY has launched GIPHY Backdrop, a new tool that lets you create your own animated virtual backgrounds for video calls.
E.gg is the latest app developed by the Facebook NPE team. It is a new experimental platform that celebrates the …
Matt Reed got so tired of the number of Zoom calls in his life that he created an AI-powered "Zoombot" …
YouTube was once launched as a video-dating website. Thankfully, that didn't work out and it soon became the world's leading …