Social Media on the Brain
Social Media on the Brain
Written by Janet Swift   
Sunday, 18 December 2011

Studies show that social media is having a profound effect on the human mind. Just how worried should we be? This infographic has much food for thought.

It has been compiled using a variety of external sources by Assisted Living Today, a site that normally covers topics related to senior living, but it suggests that young minds are being adversely affected by today's technology.

It highlights increasing impatience, reduced attention spans, and a tendency towards self centredness. As well as some eye-opening statistics, such as the average office worker checks email 30-40 times an hour, it reports some findings that raise a smile - simply because they ring so true. See below for  what happens if you deprive a student of their access to phones and other media for a period of 24 hour.


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Infographic by  Assisted Living Today


The graphic concludes with an explanations of how social networking affect our hormones. So it's not too far fetched to refer to social media as a source of addiction.


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