Vinny da Geek (desertwolf) wrote,
Vinny da Geek
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rejection really does hurt

Writing in the journal Science, Lieberman and Eisenberger said the brains of the volunteers lit up when they were rejected in virtually the same way as a person experiencing physical pain.

"It would be odd if social pain looked like the exact same thing as someone-breaking-your-arm pain," Lieberman said. "What it does look like is visceral pain."

In other words -- like being punched in the stomach.

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