Am I addicted to Facebook? Not at all, but if I get enough positive feedback from others on Facebook my nucleus accumbens, housed deep within my brain, will be activated and I may start using this social media site even more, and more, and, well…a lot more, just to get the pleasure hit to my brain.
Research from Freie Universität in Berlin, and published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, showed that study participants “who received positive feedback about themselves produced stronger activation of the nucleus accumbens than when they saw the positive feedback that another person received. The strength of this difference corresponded to participants’ reported intensity of Facebook use.”
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