06/29/2010 // Dallas, Texas, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Dallas, Texas – A new study shows the use of social media may initiate a feel good response in the body. As reported by The 33 News, the research by Claremont’s Dr. Paul Zak, also referred to as “Dr. Love,” found that social networking can increase Oxytocin levels in the body, meaning online interaction registers in the brain in a manner similar to meetings face to face, which affects how people perceive and interact with strangers.
Zak is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “Social media can make us more virtuous, better human beings. It’s potentially very important because we’re all connected to the entire planet through social media.”
Frequent texter Alex Gueroy, is further quoted as stating of the science, “Hey, it’s I think it’s great I’m not shortening myself on communication if I’m texting or using Facebook.”
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