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Lift Project #4-Interacting Limbic Systems

Updated: Aug 10, 2023

This episode examined how people are wired together emotionally with interacting limbic systems. One topic that struck me was how society has turned to social media to meet relationship needs. The Facebook Experiment Study from the Happiness Research Institute was presented. The researchers randomized the participants into two groups for a one-week period: half of the participants used social media as usual and the other half abstained from social media. They found that people who did not use social media were happier. Their conclusion was "Social Media is a non-stop great news channel. A constant flow of edited lives which distorts our perceptions of reality."

Emotions can help or harm our health. Does social media make YOU feel happier or not? Would changing the way you consume social media make a difference? Thanks for reading.#

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