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Facebook, Twitter addict? Too much Internet may alter your brain

Facebook, Twitter addict? Too much Internet may alter your brain
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

This is your brain. This is your brain on Facebook, Twitter, or Match.com.

A recent Chinese study found that the brains of people addicted to the Internet may see similar changes to the brains of those addicted to alcohol or drugs.

Yahoo News reported that brain scans were conducted of 35 men and women aged between 14 and 21, and 17 of them were identified with Internet addiction disorder. Brain scans of those classified as addicted showed disruptions in the part of the brain that contains nerve fibers, and changes in the brain areas that are used in emotions, decision-making, and self-control.

Some of the questions people needed to ask themselves to determine whether they were addicted were, according to the BBC:

Do you feel the need to use the Internet with increasing amounts of time in order to achieve satisfaction?

 

In Princeton beaver-shooting case, wheels of justice seem stalled

In Princeton beaver-shooting case, wheels of justice seem stalled
BY PAT SUMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

Last May 13, Princeton’s animal control officer (ACO) walked into a town park carrying a rifle and shot two beavers to death. State rules for wildlife forb...

N.J. weather forecast: Rain tonight can ice roads for morning commute

N.J. weather forecast: Rain tonight can ice roads for morning commute
BY STEVEN DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

An advancing warm front tonight will bring the threat for a wintery mess through early tomorrow morning.

High pressure over the Philadelphia and New York City me...

REVIEW: The Infiniti M-35 Hybrid: Sometimes a gas saver

REVIEW: The Infiniti M-35 Hybrid: Sometimes a gas saver
BY ROGER WITHERSPOON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
CAR REVIEW

I knew it was a hybrid. I just didn’t care.

Saving money in a hybrid is mostly a matter of with fulfillment: you want better mileage, so you drive dif...

N.J. weather forecast: Scattered flurries and strong wind

N.J. weather forecast: Scattered flurries and strong wind
BY STEVEN DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

An Arctic cold front is on the move this morning with scattered rain and snow showers along with crashing temperatures.

Today's high temperatures have basically ...

Can Nokia Lumia 900 phone with Windows compete with Android and iPhone?

Can Nokia Lumia 900 phone with Windows compete with Android and iPhone?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

At the Consumer Electronics show on Monday, Nokia and Microsoft unveiled their new Lumia 900, a high-speed Windows phone, to be available from AT&T.

Nokia and Micros...

N.J. weather forecast: Brutal cold follows heavy rain

N.J. weather forecast: Brutal cold follows heavy rain
BY STEVEN DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

As a coastal low lifts northeast this morning, areas of very heavy rainfall have been moving through the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas. This...

NJ Transit retrofits 760 diesel-engine buses in effort to reduce air pollution

NJ Transit retrofits 760 diesel-engine buses in effort to reduce air pollution

NJ Transit has completed the retrofitting of 760 older style diesel-engine buses with technology designed to control harmful diesel exhausts, state officials announced Wednesday.

The retrofitting is de...

Rutgers scientists shed light on the universe's mysterious dark matter

Rutgers scientists shed light on the universe's mysterious dark matterNEW BRUNSWICK –  Rutgers astrophysicists and their collaborators have discovered an exceptional galaxy cluster, the largest seen in the distant universe, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory an...
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