Delay discounting mediates the association between posterior insular cortex volume and social media addiction symptoms
Ofir Turel, Qinghua He, Damien Brevers, Antoine Bechara
COGNITIVE AFFECTIVE & BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE | SPRINGER | Published : 2018
Addiction-like symptoms in relation to excessive and compulsive social media use are common in the general population. Because they can lead to various adverse effects, there is a growing need to understand the brain systems and processes that are involved in potential social media addiction. We focus on the morphology of the posterior subdivision of the insular cortex (i.e., the insula), because it has been shown to be instrumental to supporting the maintenance of substance addictions and problematic behaviors. Assuming that social media addiction shares neural similarities with more established ones and consistent with evidence from the neuroeconomics domain, we further examine one possibl..View full abstract
Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China
Awarded by Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program for Chongqing Overseas Returned Scholars
QH was supported by research grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31400959), and Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program for Chongqing Overseas Returned Scholars (cx2017049).