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Social Rejection is a Pain

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  • cognitivenews
    According to this UCLA press release, researchers Matthew Lieberman and Naomi Eisenberger have discovered the true source of a broken heart and hurt
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 10, 2003
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      According to this UCLA press release, researchers Matthew Lieberman
      and Naomi Eisenberger have discovered the true source of a "broken
      heart" and "hurt feelings". Their study involved a multiplayer game
      while the subjects were in an fMRI. Some participants were
      occasionally excluded, unbeknownst to them, to provide a feeling of
      being a social outcast. The MRI showed activation of areas of the
      brain commonly associated with physical pain. ...

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