Obsessive Use of Social Media Tied to Brain Imbalance

PSYCH CENTRAL | on Mon, Mar 20, 8:45 AM

New research suggests the impulsive act of checking social media accounts in inappropriate situations may be the product of an imbalance between two systems in the brain.Researchers explored why some individuals develop a compulsion to access social media at times when negative consequences could result. For example, checking a popular social media site while driving, in a work meeting, while talking to other people, or in a classroom.Dr. Hamed Qahri-Saremi, an assistant professor of informat...

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