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Neuroscience and Social Networks
Evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks
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@felipewaltrick I've clicked through to learn a bit more (the graph is a little too small to read here, unfortunately). It's an interesting experiment, to be sure, but what does it mean for us? Are we being fools living on the internet, should we use it to promote more positivism? I'd love to learn more about your interest in this as well.
Hello @caricakes and @greggr, I've been studied about the behavior of our brain for decide what we want reply, comment, or likes, in social medias. This study talking about the influence of ours posts, positives or negatives, in our networks. This particle note show what I'm talking: "In an experiment with people who use Facebook, we test whether emotional contagion occurs outside of in-person interaction between individuals by reducing the amount of emotional content in the News Feed. When positive expressions were reduced, people produced fewer positive posts and more negative posts; when negative expressions were reduced, the opposite pattern occurred. These results indicate that emotions expressed by others on Facebook influence our own emotions, constituting experimental evidence for massive-scale contagion via social networks."
That's a very interesting prospective @felipewaltrick So this is something you studied, and agree with? I'd personally be interested in what this means for us on a more individual, personal level. I think it'd be a bit more accessible for this old brain then.