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image of cover of Social Media and Your BrainProfessor Carlos Prado has edited a new book entitled Social Media and Your Brain: Web-Based Communication Is Changing How We Think and Express Ourselves.

While society has widely condemned the effects on preteens and teens' natural social maturation of digitally enabled communication, such as texting and messaging, and of social media apps, such as Facebook, Instagram, and SnapChat, these forms of communication are adversely affecting everyone, including adults. This book examines how social media and modern communication methods are isolating users socially, jeopardizing their intellectual habits, and, as a result, decreasing their chances of achieving social and professional success.