According to a survey by BUPA, there is a possible link between the number of friends a person has in social networks and the size of certain parts of the brain.
The report entitled "Social Networks can affect the structure of the human brain," the researchers BUPA shows a connection between the number of friends on social networks and the size of certain parts of the brain, resulting from NMR study sites 125 students. To confirm the results, scientists analyzed 40 cases of other people. A subset of 80 men who took part in the study were interviewed to find out how many friends they have in real life. Following this research, it was found that people who have more Facebook friends have more gray matter in three regions of the brain responsible for memory, echilibruşi visual sense.
Dr. Prerna Sharma - Senior Physician for Bupa Health and Wellbeing UK said: "Social networks are becoming increasingly popular and influential. However, we know very little about the impact they have on our brains and on health in general. While it may be an interesting research, not necessarily help us to understand the interaction using social networks or the impact that they have on the brain. It would be interesting to compare the MRI people who use social networking sites regularly to those of people who do not do this and see the differences. "
Zahal Levy - President MediHelp International comments on the study: "The results of this study not only provides us with interesting information about this situation, but modern life in general. We are dealing with stress and effort every day and live new experiences each time. All these have an effect on us, either physically or mentally. In this type of society, keywords are prevention and protection. With private medical insurance policies we offer with our partner Bupa International, we give customers the opportunity to lead a normal life without worry, ensuring that health and welfare are protected at all times. "
In this study, researchers conducted four experiments. First, they studied 125 men to find out if there is a link between the number of friends they have on Facebook and the changes in their brains. Second, they sought to replicate these results for a subset of 40 individuals. Then studied the connection between Facebook friends and the real life of 80 people. Finally, the bond between friends in real life and the changes in the brain was investigated in 65 people. Factors such as lifestyle, age, general health and other factors that could influence the final results were not considered.
Like it or not, Facebook is part of our life. And just who is on Facebook understand that it is vital to get to see what happens in life virtual friends, because otherwise there feeling broken by you from the world you left behind events.
Facebook addictive, you can not leave the social network you witnessed separations friends you have on Facebook, or where you commented excited last purchases on shoes, wedding dress, or a video of your friends posted some of Virtual World
But real life can compete Facebook?
Apparently I say no, but if we take and look after the figures "popularity" of the network, it could change our minds. If concern remains to realize in time.
Today we have over 400 million people log in to Facebook every month, more than half come but every day.
Only Google has more traffic than Facebook, but still spend twice as much time on Facebook than on Google.
8,300,000,000 hours are spent by users on Facebook each month.
Currently Facebook is estimated at 8-11 billion dollars.
Social networks have surpassed pornography most popular with Internet users. Is it because the first does not exclude the two?
Facebook has managed to gather over 200 million users in less than a year.
If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world, after China and India, followed by the United States. What do women on Facebook?
First make friends. Both women and men have on average 130 friends on Facebook, but women continue to talk more even here. Women are 55% more posts than men.
26% of women who are on Facebook say they are single, and 47% say they are in a relationship or married.
When it comes to information in the profile, most women post quotes, music, hobbies and programs that aim. Unlike men, women tend to get more information about them in the profile.
When you join the network and become active Expect Facebook to know everything about you. With so much information about users, their status and their activities, Facebook can guess how you feel after doing a certain thing. Thus those who stood and analyzed user profiles have concluded that women are unhappy after getting engaged, but begin to înveseleacă after getting married ... when men suddenly become sad and negative.
Likewise, Facebook can tell if something you're going to do and announce the network, you like it or not.
Soon we will find out who is real and complete story behind this success that made Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, the youngest millionaire in dollars in the world. A movie based on his life, which will be called "The Social Network" will be released on October 1st, and the message they want to convey is "do not get to 500 million friends without making your few enemies".