what is all of this doing to our brains (and bodies)? We examine the neurobiological & socio-cultural effects of media, explaining how media messages hijack our parasympathetic nervous system, which puts our fight or flight hormones in overdrive. Connect this with how rates of anxiety and depression are through the roof, and how we’re seeing mental illness at younger ages. This episode is like a guided tour of the subway map that connects individual media messages to the brain, to the body, to each human’s interactions in the world and how that alters the social fabric.

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