Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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