Attack of the Screens: Why You Still Need Face-to-Face Communication
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- Real conversations release feel-good hormones. Talking to someone face-to-face can cause the release of oxytocin, a powerful hormone that increases when we show affection and that promotes feelings of attachments and trust.
- Having friends you actually see makes your body stronger. A study from the University of California, San Francisco observed 3,000 women who were diagnosed with breast cancer. The study found women with a large network of friends who they saw in real life (so not just Facebook friends) were four times as likely to survive as those who had smaller friend groups.
- You can see body language, which is an important part of a conversation. Facial expression often communicates more than words, so there is less of a likelihood of you misinterpreting what someone is saying. This helps build a better connection and encourages stronger relationships.