5 Crazy Ways Social Media is Changing Your Brain Right Now

by Shea Bennett
Social media sites are now used by a third of the planet, and the impact that this relatively new phenomenon is having on culture, both collectively and from country-to-country, is still unknown. But what about the human brain? Or are bodies? What is social media doing to us as individuals? Can’t log off? You’re not alone: 5-10 percent of internet users are unable to man ...Read the full article

5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now

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