Scientists have found that the adolescent brain responds to "likes" on social networks like chocolates.
A group of researchers from the University of California conducted an experiment. In it scientists tried to figure out what the teen is experiencing getting another "like" in social networks. In total, the study involved 32 people, aged 13-18.
Scientists analyzed the brain activity of teenagers spending time on social networks. It turned out that a large number of "likes" under the post or picture for a child like a chocolate candy or a small material reward.
Apparently, social networks play an important role in the lives of today's children. Moreover, the Internet shapes the self-esteem of adolescents and their behavior in the real world. With other details of work can be found in the online edition of Psychological Science.