Lonely individuals process the world in idiosyncratic ways

  title={Lonely individuals process the world in idiosyncratic ways},
  author={Elisa C. Baek and Ryan Hyon and Karina L'opez and Mason A. Porter and Carolyn Parkinson},
Loneliness (i.e., the distressing feeling that often accompanies the subjective sense of social disconnection) is detrimental to mental and physical health, and deficits in self-reported feelings of being understood by others is a risk factor for loneliness. What contributes to these deficits in lonely people? We used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to unobtrusively measure the relative alignment of various aspects of people’s mental processing of naturalistic stimuli (specifically… Expand

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