9 Jun 2016

Social media “likes” appear to have a powerful effect on the teen brain, new research suggests. Getting a large number of likes on their own photos or the photos of their peers activated the same brain circuits turned on by such things as eating chocolate or winning money. Also, when teens were deciding whether to indicate they liked a photo, they were highly influenced by the number of likes the photo already had. (HealthDay News, 6/2)

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