Facebook is cocaine!

Facebook addiction ‘activates same part of the brain as cocaine’

Internet addiction activates the same areas of the brain as drugs such as cocaine, but is much easier to quit, a study suggests

Or, as we might rewrite the story.

Things that humans enjoy doing light up the parts of human brains that register the things that humans enjoy doing.

11 thoughts on “Facebook is cocaine!”

  1. It’d be interesting to know which part of the brain Twatter lights up. I suspect it’s the part shared with plankton.

  2. It couldn’t possibly be that cocaine works because it “activates the same part of the brain” that lights up when people do things they enjoy?

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    Well there may be something to this. My experience of cocaine users is that they won’t shut up about what they think is fascinating but which most people would describe as rambling incoherently about nothing.

    So a lot like Facebook really. And the rest of the internet.

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