By Neuroscience News
Researchers explored the neural dynamics of conversation using state-of-the-art imaging tools.
Experiments showed a vibrant neural choreography during face-to-face interactions.
When similar conversations occurred on Zoom, the neural landscape drastically changed.
Neural activity during Zoom chats was notably suppressed compared to in-person exchanges.
Researchers concluded that Zoom offers a somewhat diminished social communication system.
Human brains are optimized to process facial cues during live interactions.
In-person chats saw stronger neural signals, increased gaze time, and heightened pupil diameters.
The study emphasizes the irreplaceable value of face-to-face interactions for genuine social behaviors.