Researchers have discovered a brain network that appears to be involved in self disclosure in social networks.
The use of social media sites such as Facebook does not directly lead to an increased risk of depression. However, social media can trigger depression in users if they post passive content.
Patients with schizophrenia, but not those with social anhedonia, exhibited deficits in real-life social network size. Those with schizophrenia and those with social anhedonia had reversals functional connectivity to one another. People with schizophrenia showed decreased segregation and functional connectivity in brain areas associated with social behaviors, while those with social anhedonia had an increase in connectivity and segregation.
Study uncovers how misinformation and fake news can spread via social media platforms like Twitter. Those with high numbers of mutual followers are more likely to spread "dreadful" misinformation. Findings could offer solutions to prevent fake news dissemination.
A neuroimaging study examines the brain's response to social exclusion.
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While seeking support via social media doesn't necessarily harm mental health, it doesn't help it either. However, real-life social interactions can have a positive effect on mental health.
A new study reports narcissists are drawn to social network platforms as they see them as the ideal stages to showcase themselves.
Both those with schizophrenia and those with social anhedonia have alterations in the social brain network and a diminished correlation with real-world social network size.
A new study links increased time spent on social media by 10 year old girls to a decline in wellbeing at the age of 15.