Study says it Could be due to a brain imbalance, itch to check Facebook all time

Started by Sudhakar, Mar 21, 2017, 08:44 AM

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Do you have an itch to check Facebook all the time? It could be due to a brain imbalance

They found that individuals who displayed higher levels of problematic use of Facebook had a strong cognitive-emotional preoccupation (system 1)and a weak cognitive-behavioural control (system 2), creating an imbalance.

System 1 is automatic and reactive, quickly triggered, often subconsciously, in reaction to stimulus such as a sight of or notifications from social media, said Hamed Qahri-Saremi, of DePaul University.

System 2 is a reflective, reasoning system that moves more slowly, regulates cognitions, including the ones generated by system 1, and controls behaviours, said Qahari-Saremi.

The second system can help individuals control impulses and behaviours that are not in their best interest, he added.

Researchers found that 76 per cent of respondents reported using Facebook in class, 40 per cent reported using Facebook while driving.

As many as 63 per cent reported using Facebook while talking face-to-face with others and 65 per cent reported using Facebook at work instead of working.

Source and more information here - https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/Do-you-have-an-itch-to-check-Facebook-all-the-time-It-could-be-due-to-a-brain-imbalance-97684

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