The researchers conducted a series of analyzes of the fMRI scans, which identifies itself to the whole brain and on various regions of interest in previous studies of physical pain. Activatedthe study on a database of more than 500 previous fMRI studies when compared the brain switching reactions to physical pain, emotion, working memory, attention, long-term memory and interference resolution. We found that that strongly induce feelings of social rejection regions of the brain in in physical pain sensation, which enabled rare in studies with imaging techniques of emotion, said Kross These results are consistent with the idea that that the experience of social rejection, or social loss more generally, a distinct emotional experience that is physical pain physical pain represented.
Kross, an assistant professor at the UM Department of Psychology and faculty associate at the UM Institute for Social Research , For the study,. With UM colleague Marc Berman, Columbia University, Walter Mischel and Edward Smith, also with the New York State Psychiatric Institute and affiliated with the University Gate of Colorado, Boulder Wager.
The study was funded by National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse funded, using the same language and at Columbia University conductedOn..Continue Reading