Our Brains on Social: Neuro Research Insights on Social Media Usage
Dr Nikolaos Dimitriadis will present in this keynote the results of a recent neuroscientific study he conducted on how the brain reacts when using social media. The study examined the use of two social media, Facebook and Instagram, for comparison. Results reveal intriguing insights into the brain’s emotional states, neural engagement and cognitive processing while using these two platforms. The worrying findings of this study contribute to the global discussion of the dramatic impact of social media usage on mental health, human relations and information consumption. Social media have become a major source of information, communication, entertainment and business today, with screen time dominating our attention more than ever. Neuroscientific research can increase drastically our understanding of the effects of social media usage on the brain and help us design a better digital future.