Researchers have discovered a brain network that appears to be involved in self disclosure in social networks.
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.
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.
According to researchers, social media use in young women can have a negative impact on the way they view their own bodies and appearance. The study reports women who engage with photos of friends they consider to be more attractive than themselves feel worse about their own appearance directly after viewing.
A neuroimaging study examines the brain's response to social exclusion.
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 new study reports narcissists are drawn to social network platforms as they see them as the ideal stages to showcase themselves.
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Combining artificial intelligence and computer vision technology, researchers were able to determine anxiety and depression risks from peoples' Twitter profile pictures.
If you want a flattering social network profile pic, ask someone else to select it for you, researchers suggest.
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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.