We’re deeply connected people. Thanks to social networking sites, we’re more connected today than we’ve ever been before. British anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar famously determined that people can only manage up to 150 relationships, otherwise known as Dunbar’s Number. So how is it possible to juggle thousands of relationships?
Dunbar writes in his book, How Many Friends Does One Person Need?, “Just as a computer’s ability to handle complex tasks is limited by the size of its memory and processor, so the brain’s ability to manipulate information about the constantly changing social domain may be limited by the size of its neocortex.”1 When you get right down to it, your brain cannot ...
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