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Where do these people get off??
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This is possibly the most ridiculous thing I have read in 354 days.

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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post
Don't you mean a lot?
Nope.
Fewer friends=Smaller brain.
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125... They're scientists guys, not statisticians cut them some slack. Let the marketing people deal with the statistics.
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Whoa, hold on a sec, doesn't this study just say that people who have more friends on facebook have more gray matter in the parts of their brain associated with social contact? that makes sense to me. It's not as if they're saying that people who use facebook have higher IQ's.
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It just means they click the "accept/add friend' button more indiscriminately than others.
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Whoa, hold on a sec, doesn't this study just say that people who have more friends on facebook have more gray matter in the parts of their brain associated with social contact? that makes sense to me. It's not as if they're saying that people who use facebook have higher IQ's.
That is not what was concluded. It was only stated that there was some association found between the amount of friends and the size. They did not go as far as to figure out which part of the brain had an increased amount of gray matter, so they could not necessarily link this to a heightened sense of social awareness or purely a tendency to be easily distracted.
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That is not what was concluded. It was only stated that there was some association found between the amount of friends and the size. They did not go as far as to figure out which part of the brain had an increased amount of gray matter, so they could not necessarily link this to a heightened sense of social awareness or purely a tendency to be easily distracted.
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scientists analyzed the online profiles and brain scans of 125 university students, and found having more Facebook friends was tied to having more gray matter in regions of the brain associated with emotion, memory, navigation, and perceiving social cues.
So is that part wrong then? i'm just trying to figure out what study actually claims.
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post #79 of 137
I know plenty of chavs who steal for a living, and think it's smart to have kids at 15.

They have friends in excess of 300+ on Facebook.

I guess they're smart.
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The scientists also looked at how many friends the students in the study had in the real world, and found the number of online friends mirrors the number of real-life friends.
Obviously an accurate sample they are dealing with.

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"The study cannot tell us whether using the Internet is good or bad for our brains."
Light at the end of a really dumb tunnel.
    
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