PSYCHOLOGIST’S ANSWER: WHY SOAP OPERAS ARE ADDICTIVE AND HOW TO DEAL WITH IT

ОТВЕТ ПСИХОЛОГА: ПОЧЕМУ СЕРИАЛЫ ВЫЗЫВАЮТ ЗАВИСИМОСТЬ И КАК С НЕЙ БОРОТЬСЯ

Look for another series?All day I dream about new episodes of another favorite series, and finally coming home, watching a series for the series until late night. Explain why you interrupt the process so difficult.

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We’re not finished with you

The most obvious, the most common and most trouble free reception, forcing us to stick to the screen, is an open final in each series, and even before each advertising break (for those watching the series on TV). “The most interesting place!” the hook, which caught everything.

Basic instinct

According to psychologist and media researcher at Rutgers Robert kuby, everything that happens on the screen — movement, gestures, change of personnel and plans — includes the so-called reflex indicative — the set of reactions of the organism to new stimuli. This reflex inherent evolution and originally intended to protect us from predators. Although a sudden attack of a wild beast a long time does not appear in the list of actual threats to Homo sapiens, the reflex will not go away. In one word, you move to a regime of close observation of what is happening, and to break away from the screen becomes physically difficult. Exciting plot twists aren’t the only way to run the indicative reflex. According to research by the kyubi, to enable this mechanism, a sufficiently rapid succession. A simple example: two close-UPS of the characters during the dialogue involve the viewer in what is happening more effectively than a long plan with both participants of the conversation in the frame. The creators of the series use it.

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Cancelled feeling

Another physiological reason why we so tightly hooked on TV shows: watch TV (or the TV series online) is just nice. Literally thirty seconds after pressing a treasured button to “On.” the brain goes into alpha waves, the same ones that show up when we are in a state of mental peace. At the same time the right hemisphere (responsible for emotions) starts to work harder the left (which is responsible for logic), and the release of endorphins, hormones of pleasure. In short, there is complete relaxation.

Tell me who your friends are

That excessive drinking and overeating associated with a sense of loneliness and depression has long been known. Researchers at the University of Texas concluded that the same risk factors can lead to excessive (several hours / day), the fascination with the series. Rather, the authors suggest the research, binge watching allows people to drown out negative feelings.

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