Logging In to the Brain’s Social Network

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Does the pain we feel from rejection and loss have the same effect as physical pain? How does our brain respond to social interactions?

In his new book Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect, social neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman describes the biology behind how our brains engage with the social world.

From NPR’s Science Friday
Produced by Alexa Lim, Associate Producer


Matthew Lieberman
Author, Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect (Crown, 2013)
Director, Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laborator
Professor, Psychology University of California, Los Angeles

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