There is mounting evidence that social networking sites such as Facebook tap into a need for our brain to be socially connected to peers. We may be actually chemically-predisposed to wasting our time on social networks.
The brain network that is always on in the background is a region involved in thinking about yourself and other people. This network is so ubiquitous it has been labelled the ‘default network.’ When not doing anything else, the brain’s favourite pastime is to think about people. One study showed that inactivity for just two seconds switched the default network back on.
Next time you log on to Facebook and find yourself wasting time, don’t feel bad, you can blame your DNA.
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