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More Facebook friends linked to bigger brain areas

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have found a direct link between the number of "friends" a person has on Facebook and the size of certain brain regions, raising the possibility that using online social...

Senh: This doesn't mean that people with more Facebook friends are smarter than the rest of the population. It's the part of the brain that deals with social interaction. It also doesn't mean that if you add more friends, that area of the brain will grow bigger. They can't tell yet. All they could tell is that area of the brain is bigger for people with a lot of Facebook friends.

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