New study uncovers people’s neuropsychological response to reading Donald Trump’s negative tweets

A new study suggests that engaging with negative content on social media can lead to reduced activation of the prefrontal cortex and impairments in executive functioning. The findings were published in Social and Affective Neuroscience.While it has been established that emotional stimuli can affect cognition, little is known about the neural consequences of consuming emotionally-arousing content on social media. Researchers Sarah M. Tashjian and Adriana Galván set out to explore this topic, by examining the cognitive consequences of reading negative, discriminatory tweets published by Presiden...


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