Study: What Are The Effects Of A Bad Internet Connection On Humans

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A slow internet connection may have some negative effects on the human body, according to a new study conducted by Ericsson. According to this research, who goes by the name “The Stress of Streaming Delays”, the stress experienced by those trying to load a movie clip on a poor internet connection is comparable to that experienced when looking at a horror movie.

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The researchers measured the pulse and the brain activity of 30 volunteers who were put to use a mobile device with slow internet speed.

When they had to run a video clip, their heart beat rate increased by 38%, and the stress levels by up to 34 percent. Moreover, according to Ericsson, just two seconds of buffering can double your stress level.

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After waiting more than six seconds, the stress levels decreases, because the brain is accepting the situation.

If you would like to find out more details about the effects of a bad internet connection, you can find the complete study here.

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