If you especially like Joey and Chandler from the cult series “Friends”, well, then you can relate to what their favourite pastime was- watching TV together. And somehow they just showed a great compatibility. Recent psychiatry research did a remarkable study on watching TV. One can actually know who their BFFs are, by surfing through TV channels.
According to the researchers, people with similar thought process respond equally to a stimulus like surfing on TV. Carolyn Parkinson, assistant professor of psychology said that, “Neural responses to watching videos can give a deep insight into people’s unconstrained and spontaneous thoughts.”
What is The Study All About?
It is believed that the brain activity of two people who have a similar thought process resembles each other to a surprisingly great extent. Often two strangers who click together spontaneously have similar mind streams. Demographic issues like age, gender, culture and place do contribute to making two people get along, but their compatibility can be judged by one such stimulus controlled behaviour that is, watching TV. Friends tend to respond in a parallel way in their brain work while surfing through channels. This could be in the form of laughing together, watching attentively or getting bored.