Social neuroscience and health: neurophysiological mechanisms linking social ties with physical health

  title={Social neuroscience and health: neurophysiological mechanisms linking social ties with physical health},
  author={N. Eisenberger and S. Cole},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  • N. Eisenberger, S. Cole
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature Neuroscience
  • Although considerable research has shown the importance of social connection for physical health, little is known about the higher-level neurocognitive processes that link experiences of social connection or disconnection with health-relevant physiological responses. Here we review the key physiological systems implicated in the link between social ties and health and the neural mechanisms that may translate social experiences into downstream health-relevant physiological responses… CONTINUE READING
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