Unlocking the brain secrets of social media through neuroscience

Christian Montag, Laura Marciano, Peter J. Schulz, Benjamin Becker

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Neuroscientific buzzwords, such as ‘brain hacks’, have become commonplace when discussing social media (SM)-platform engineering. Despite societal debates, few studies have used neuroscientific approaches to validate the claims empirically. We call here for a transformative shift engaging scientists and other stakeholders to address this critical knowledge gap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1102-1104
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2023

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  • neuroscience
  • social media


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