Social pain and the brain: controversies, questions, and where to go from here.

@article{Eisenberger2015SocialPA,
  title={Social pain and the brain: controversies, questions, and where to go from here.},
  author={Naomi I. Eisenberger},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={66},
  pages={601-29}
}
Emerging evidence has shown that social pain--the painful feelings that follow from social rejection, exclusion, or loss--relies on some of the same neural regions that process physical pain, highlighting a possible physical-social pain overlap. However, the hypothesis that physical pain and social pain rely on shared neural systems has been contested. This review begins by summarizing research supporting the physical-social pain overlap. Next, three criticisms of this overlap model are… CONTINUE READING

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