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The Impact of Social Media -- 02/06/20 Daypass -- Why We Use Social Media: Evolution, Neuroscience, and Problematic Use
Speaker: Prof. Dar Meshi, Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University Prof. Dar Meshi is a cognitive neuroscientist investigating problematic social media use and how the brain processes social information. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations. He is also a faculty member in the Neuroscience Program. Prof. Meshi earned his B.S. in biology from the University of California at Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York. Speaker’s Synopsis: Around two decades ago, Internet pioneers created online platforms that allow users to create profiles and interact with others. Today, almost 3 billion people worldwide use these social networking sites, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. This talk will explain why we are driven to use these sites, the neuroscience underlying our use of these sites, and how social media use may become excessive and problematic.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 02/06/2020
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00-11:30am
Location : Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Towsley Auditorium
Address : 4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : OPEN