Science says: video calling is better than normal calling

25 May 2020Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

Science says: video calling is better than normal calling

© Maaike Oude Geerdink Science says: video calling is better than normal calling

Sitting at home in these times can be very lonely. No more contact with family, friends and colleagues. And no trips, just for the essentials such as shopping. Video calling will likely be remembered forever, as a hallmark of this era. But FaceTime not only offers a face-to-face interaction. Your brain seems to respond in the same way as during a 'real' meeting.

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Research shows that isolation affects the brain. This can make you more anxious, suspicious and angry. Now it turns out that a video bubble can help to better control these emotions. You would feel more connected to the people around you during video calling.

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Studies show that video calls, unlike phone calls, can be beneficial for your emotional health. Seeing people you know on your screen, be it colleagues, friends or family members, has the same effect on your brain as you see them in real life. In addition, a study published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that video calling may reduce depressive symptoms.