Posted on September 29, 2021
- Do you “doomscroll”? That word was coined to describe a habit many of us have developed over the past few years, obsessively clicking on links to bad news in our social media feeds or online news sites.
“The biology of our brains may play a role in that,” say researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “Specific areas and cells in the brain become active when an individual is faced with the choice to learn or hide from information about an unwanted aversive event the individual likely has no power to prevent.”