June 9, 2020

Forced Social Isolation Causes Neural Craving Similar to Hunger - Scientific American Blog Network

The need for connection– to form and maintain at least a minimal number of positive, stable, intimate relationships– is a fundamental need that affects our whole being, permeating our entire suite of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. While voluntary solitude can be great fodder for creativity, and being alone doesn’t necessarily indicate loneliness, what happens when people are forced into isolation and are severely deprived of this fundamental human need?

Link: Forced Social Isolation Causes Neural Craving Similar to Hunger - Scientific American Blog Network


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