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10/20/2011 12:38 PM ID: 90944 Permalink   

Study: More Facebook Friends - Bigger Brain?

 

Scientists at University College London have detected a link between the number of friends one has on Facebook and the size of certain areas of the person´s brain.

Researchers say it is difficult to say whether people have so many friends on the social networking site because these brain areas are larger or the other way round.

"Some people are really consumed by it; maybe we understand this a little better -- this is really cool stuff," Dr. Richard Isaacson, professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, commented on the findings.

 
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  Haha  
 
love the title. Well done.
 
  by: Questioning_Answers     10/20/2011 02:18 PM     
  but is it a useful part  
 
Umm
the same correlation is drawn with drug addicts, it is not necessarily a good thing. I would say the part of the brain it develops is the parts that controls gossiping, social dependency and lowering self esteem. A lot of people have Facebook addiction, it´s like social heroin for the sheeple that need the constant opinions and approvals of others to feel like they a worthwhile human beings.

[ edited by veya_victaous ]
 
  by: veya_victaous     10/20/2011 11:30 PM     
  Bigger brain - smarter?  
 
Well?
 
  by: H. W. Hutchins   10/21/2011 03:04 AM     
  Sheesh  
 
This study is horse hockey.
 
  by: Lurker     10/21/2011 03:17 AM     
  uhh what?  
 
Most intelligent people know that Facebook is filled morons and Sheeple. That said, this sounds like one of the most bull**** theories I´ve ever heard.
 
  by: m.i.a.elite     10/21/2011 03:32 AM     
 
 
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