Unit 7 People are social animals

As the reading states, we are social animals. Social media has expanded peoples view on what exactly friendship is and what social interaction is. We gain followers/friends on social media and we automatically state “oh I have 600 friends”, when in fact only up to 150 of those connections could be classified as something valuable, the rest are weak ties. In the same way we value connection, our brains and bodies try to do the same when we are talking to someone. Our premotor actions begin to take action as we talk to somebody based on their speech or movement. Our bodies/brains want to mimic motor actions by others because our brain recognizes the actions and wants to replicate those actions. In the same way we try and mimic actions by others, we try and mimic creations by others we envy. This is especially important in design, because we look at so many creative pieces throughout the day/week, when it comes time to create our own projects we have to weed out the previous research and develop originality.

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Unit 7 People are social animals

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