There is no sweet escape from social pain: glucose does not attenuate the effects of ostracism.

@article{Miller2014ThereIN,
  title={There is no sweet escape from social pain: glucose does not attenuate the effects of ostracism.},
  author={Holly C. Miller and Camille Bourrasseau and Kipling D. Williams and Mika{\"e}l Molet},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2014},
  volume={124},
  pages={8-14}
}
Ostracism causes social pain and is known to activate regions of the brain that are involved in the representation of physical pain. Previous research has observed that acetominophen (a common pain reliever) can reduce the pain of exclusion. The taste and consumption of glucose can also relieve physical pain, and the purpose of the current study was to examine whether it might also reduce the negative emotional effects of ostracism. In an appropriately powered experiment, participants were… CONTINUE READING

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