Science Café: Binge Watching – or when Netflix robs us of sleep

The Netflix study at the Science Café of the University of Fribourg.

The science cafés of the University of Fribourg offer a friendly exchange between the public, scientists and experts from various fields such as politics, culture or economics. The cafés do not give prepared scientific lectures, but rather engage in dialogue, guided entirely by the questions of the public.

On Thursday, 19 November 2020, 6 p.m., our study will be present with the following topic:

Binge Watching – or when Netflix robs us of sleep

The constant availability of films and series on the Internet influences our viewing habits and often leads to prolonged, sometimes even excessive, media use. But what motivates us to watch several episodes of a series in a row? How does this behaviour influence our sleep? At what point does a behaviour become addictive and what can be done about it?

Present from the project: 

Dominique Stefanie Wirz, senior assistant at the Department of Communication Science and Media Research, Unifr
Andreas Fahr, Professor at the Department of Communication Science and Media Research, Unifr
Björn Rasch, Professor at the Department of Psychology, Unifr
André Kuntz, specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy with focus on addiction disorders, Freiburg Network for Mental Health

Moderation: Marius Widmer, Head of Unicom Communication & Media, Unifr

Date and time: Thursday, 19 November 2020, 18.00

Location: Kulturlokal KRAN, Bahnhofstrasse 9, 3186 Düdingen

The link to the event can be found here.

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