Social networking sites like Facebook use lifts up the mood, reveals study. Measurements of physical and psychological responses such as breathing rate, brain activation, and pupil dilation, designed to assess a person's psychophysiological state were collected by researchers from IULM University, Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, in Milan, Italy, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. The responses were collected in a group of individuals participating in either a relaxing or stressful task or being online on their own personal Facebook account. The results of the study revealed a significantly different experience for stress or relaxation exposure compared to the response to Facebook. The study has been published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.Source: ANI << Biological Factors Contributing to Rising Obesity Rates Gene Mutation Offers Hope for Effective Endometriosis Scree... >> Recommended Reading Australia is Bearing the Brunt of Facebook Bullying A new study has revealed that Australia is the world's worst place for kids to use social networks, with nine in 10 families reporting a child's brush with bullies. READ MORE People With Low Self-Esteem may Not be Able to Strengthen Their Relationships Via Facebook Some recent reports have said that Facebook could help people with low self-esteem to improve their friendships. READ MORE How Facebook Changes Life In the last few years, it has become obvious that Facebook is where you go to find much of what matters most in life. READ MORE People Who Play Relaxing Video Games are Happier and More Kind Playing relaxing video games can make people happier and kinder, says a new study. READ MORE Is Your Man Moody? Women get confused by the behavior of men in their lives. It is time they realize that men too have frequent mood swings. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Iron Intake Calculator Blood Donation - Recipients Diaphragmatic Hernia More News on: Is Your Man Moody?