Social Pain, Physical Pain: Different After All?

In a paper just published, a group of neuroscientists report that they’ve changed their minds about how the brain processes social pain. Here’s the paper: Separate neural representations for physical pain and social rejection

The authors are Choong-Wan Woo and colleagues of the University of Colorado, Boulder. Woo et al. say that, based on a new analysis of fMRI brain scanning data, they’ve found evidence inconsistent with the popular theory that the brain responds to the ‘pain’ of social

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