'How Social Media Affects Your Brain'

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Listening — Intermediate Level
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Watch the video and answer the questions

  1. Facebook signals activate the amygdala striatal the same way as   can.

  2. The 2016 experiment revealed that Facebook likes and/or reactions can cause a hormone called   to be released.

  3. That hormone causes a feeling of   .

  4. Why do people often check their social media accounts?

  5. What causes Phantom Vibration Syndrome?

  6. Phantom Vibration Syndrome is becoming rampant since up to   of people experience it.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What social networking sites do you use?

  2. What are some good points about social media? Why?

  3. What are some bad points about social media? Why?

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      • (activated) to make (something) active or more active
      • going beyond what is usual, normal, or proper
      • a scientific test in which you perform a series of actions and carefully observe their effects in order to learn about something
      • a natural substance that is produced in the body and that influences the way the body grows or develops
      • growing quickly and in a way that is difficult to control
      • a happy or pleased feeling because of something that you did or something that happened to you


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