Have You Ever Wondered Why Mobile Phones and Social Media Play Such an Important Role in our Daily Lives?
This week on The Deciders Renee Fraser explores new research about how digital media and screens affect our brains and our emotional well-being. In fact, Dr. Marc Milstein says frequently checking our phones is compelling to our brain because there’s an element of surprise and the anticipation of an unpredictable reward. He also says we should know that neuroscientists are hired to make social media sites and games addictive.
New research also says that social media and technology are contributing to loneliness and depression in teens because when they follow people on social media they often feel like everyone else is having a better time than I am.
Dr. Marc Milstein often lectures on the latest scientific and health research. www.drmarcmilstein.com