This Is How Social Media Is Changing Your Brain

Next time you're about to open your computer or phone, think about why.

Have you ever felt your phone vibrate and then realize it didn't actually go off?

Have you ever closed your laptop or your phone and then immediately opened it again to re-check it?

Do you know that feeling of joy you get when you see one of your posts getting a lot of attention on Facebook or Twitter?

Apparently, you are not alone. According to one study, 89 percent of test subjects had experienced phantom vibrations in the last two weeks. On top of that, research has shown that the use of social media is actually activating the same parts of the brain that medical experts see in drug addicts (although there are some differences).

To get the full breakdown, check out AsapSCIENCE's video above.

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