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Facebook and Your Brain | Psychology Today

Facebook and Your Brain | Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

You don't need a psychiatrist to tell you that the world has gone crazy over Facebook. The incredible hype over this month’s public offering showed us that as did the over 900 million people using Facebook at least monthly. Here’s a quick look at some brain chemistry to help explain why.
Some say that inside information is the fuel that drives Wall Street. Well, the inside dope on Facebook is dopamine, an organic chemical released in the brain and associated with pleasurable feelings.

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Your Brain on Facebook-Harvard Business Review

Your Brain on Facebook-Harvard Business Review | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

While Facebook's rise took many by surprise, its success was little surprise to the hundreds of researchers who study social interactions in neuroscience labs across the country. Over the last decade, these neuroscientists have uncovered some unexpected quirks of the brain, that all link to one big idea: we are far more socially oriented, at the level of brain structure and systems, than we account for in daily life.

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