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What Neuroscience Says About Binge-Watching

Seventy-three percent of Netflix viewers report feeling happy while they're binge-watching. However, those marathon sessions could pose risks to your mental and physical health.  A growing body of research raises concerns about what binge-watching does to your brain.   Some studies suggest that watching back-to-back episodes can contribute to depression and anxiety and impair language and memory skills.  At first, you feel pleasure as your brain produces more dopamine. Then, you may feel let down when you finish your last season of Buffy. (ok that was an old reference, lol) But meanwhile, that passive activity can decrease oxygen levels and make it harder for your brain to focus.   Does this mean you have to choose between your brain and Stranger Things? Before you cancel your streaming subscriptions, find out how to make binge-watching healthier.   Binge Watching and Mental Health:   Binge-watching is probably here to stay. Sixty-one percent of Netflix viewers also sa