Why do we feel lonely? Neuroscience may have answer for this unexplained phenomenon.

cost of social isolation In recent years, a vast scientific literature has emerged linking loneliness to depression, anxiety, alcoholism, and drug abuse. There is even a growing body of epidemiological work showing that loneliness makes you more likely to fall ill: it seems to prompt the chronic release of hormones that suppress healthy immune function. … Continue reading Why do we feel lonely? Neuroscience may have answer for this unexplained phenomenon.