How Social Media Changes Your Attention and Perception of Time

How much time do you spend browsing “status updates” or friends’ pictures on Facebook? According to a new study, it is likely more than you think Researchers have found that browsing the Internet or Facebook may distort our perception of time, with the latter having the biggest impact. Study authors Lazaros Gonidis and Dr. Dinkar Sharma, of the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom, recently reported their findings in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Thanks to smartphones and tablets, access…

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