As the world becomes increasingly digital, intra-personal communication through social media and texting can come to represent a form of exile by replacing face-to-face conversations and interpersonal connections. For these individuals, social connections through a screen were a pleasure.
As research attests, experiencing negative emotions can result in more than “hating everybody and everything.” Negative moods can impair our associative memory , alter our judgments of others by making us more prone to stereotyping and forming less favorable impressions , and even lead us to feel more pain .
Similarly, children who had decreased connections between auditory and visual brain areas showed more improvements in social communication. For example: decreases in connections between auditory and visual brain areas might be helping with sensory sensitivity in ASD, which may lead to improvements in social skills.
For the first time, we know what brain circuit to go after." The authors explain the significance of these results, “A breakdown of connectivity in a specific dorsolateral prefrontal cortex-to-cerebellum network directly corresponded to negative symptom severity.
Is this only possible in advertising and marketing, where the connection of attention and influence is so direct. When a leader intends to influence his or her followers, attention is only the first, and easiest step in making a connection.
Data, passive data acquisition, and advanced analytics combine to allow us to find the “six degrees of connectivity.” What once was a disparate set of data points will become surrogates to focused insights on subtle aspects of biochemistry to the social manifestations of behaviors such as addiction.