A new research shows that Facebook appeals the same brain regions as cocaine.
American researchers from the University of Southern California examined twenty students (ten men and ten women) aged 18 to 23 years. They observed the brains of the participants by means of an MRI scan and found out that browsing Facebook had about the same effect as cocaine. Those who often find were stimulated the same brain regions as that of drug addicts when they use drugs on the social media website.
Incidentally, it is not the first time that Facebook is called a “drug”. In 2012, research showed that the social network is more addictive than sex or tobacco.