Is Facebook affecting the way our minds function? When looking at the infographic below you will probably have to resist the urge to click on the Facebook notification icon appearing at the top. It doesn’t matter if you know that isn’t an actual Facebook notification. It doesn’t matter that you probably have your Facebook page open in another tab. You still want to click the picture of a notification icon just to be sure nothing will happen. You may even feel anxious just from seeing the icon. This is the way our minds have been trained to react to things that have become staples in our society.
Think back to just one decade ago. Can you remember when your social life was dependent on phone calls and “in person” interactions rather than written text, pictures and icons?
This infographic, brought to you by Best Masters in Psychology will show you more about the ways that online interactions are affecting our brains. And while you’re at it, go ahead and post it on Facebook for your friends to see! Addiction or not, this new method of communication doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Happy posting, fellow addicts!
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