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Does Rejection Hurt? An fMRI Study of Social Exclusion
A neuroimaging study examined the neural correlates of social exclusion and tested the hypothesis that the brain bases of social pain are similar to those of physical pain. Participants were scannedExpand
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Why rejection hurts: a common neural alarm system for physical and social pain
Numerous languages characterize 'social pain', the feelings resulting from social estrangement, with words typically reserved for describing physical pain ('broken heart', 'broken bones') and perhapsExpand
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Neural correlates of social exclusion during adolescence: understanding the distress of peer rejection.
Developmental research has demonstrated the harmful effects of peer rejection during adolescence; however, the neural mechanisms responsible for this salience remain unexplored. In this study, 23Expand
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Putting Feelings Into Words
Putting feelings into words (affect labeling) has long been thought to help manage negative emotional experiences; however, the mechanisms by which affect labeling produces this benefit remainExpand
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The pain of social disconnection: examining the shared neural underpinnings of physical and social pain
  • N. Eisenberger
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • 1 June 2012
Experiences of social rejection, exclusion or loss are generally considered to be some of the most 'painful' experiences that we endure. Indeed, many of us go to great lengths to avoid situationsExpand
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Neural Correlates of Dispositional Mindfulness During Affect Labeling
Objective: Mindfulness is a process whereby one is aware and receptive to present moment experiences. Although mindfulness-enhancing interventions reduce pathological mental and physical healthExpand
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Attachment figures activate a safety signal-related neural region and reduce pain experience
Although it has long been hypothesized that attachment figures provide individuals with a sense of safety and security, the neural mechanisms underlying attachment-induced safety have not beenExpand
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An fMRI investigation of race-related amygdala activity in African-American and Caucasian-American individuals
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to examine the nature of amygdala sensitivity to race. Both African-American and Caucasian-American individuals showed greater amygdala activityExpand
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Evidence for deficient modulation of amygdala response by prefrontal cortex in bipolar mania
Several studies have implicated the involvement of two major components of emotion regulatory networks, the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (VLPFC) and amygdala, in the pathophysiology of bipolarExpand
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Acetaminophen Reduces Social Pain
Pain, whether caused by physical injury or social rejection, is an inevitable part of life. These two types of pain—physical and social—may rely on some of the same behavioral and neural mechanismsExpand
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