Why Your Body Might Be Pushing You To Scroll Social Media!
layman’s terms: something explained in simple language that anyone can understand, even if they are not experts on the topic
Have you ever wondered why people check social media so much? The answer might be inside our bodies! A new study from the University at Buffalo shows a connection between body inflammation and the use of social media.
In layman’s terms, inflammation is how our body reacts to injuries or infections. The study found that when people have more inflammation, they use social media more.
David Lee, the main researcher, said, “This is the first evidence showing that our immune system might make us use social media.” One theory is our bodies might be pushing us to connect with others when we feel sick or hurt. And it makes sense. When we are not feeling well, talking to friends can make us feel better.
Of course, correlation doesn’t equal causation. Another possibility is social media is making us inflamed.
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Study: Inflammation drives social media use