Cravings for social contact mimic hunger in the brain, study reveals by: Divina Ramirez for Natural News Loneliness can trigger “cravings” for social interaction in the brain just as hunger can trigger cravings for food, according to a study led by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The study, published recently in Nature Neuroscience, revealed that after only one day of isolation, the thought of social interaction stimulates the same brain region activated during hunger cravings. Put simply, a lonely person “craves” social interactions the same way a hungry person craves food, said senior author Rebecca Saxe, a professor of…READ MORE
‘Deaths Of Despair’ In The U.S. Hit Record High – So How Bad Will Things Get When Society Starts To Completely Collapse?
‘Deaths Of Despair’ In The U.S. Hit Record High – So How Bad Will Things Get When Society Starts To Completely Collapse? by Michael Snyder for The Economic Collapse Blog According to a shocking new report from the Commonwealth Fund, the suicide rate in the United States is the highest that it has ever been before. Sadly, the same thing can be said about the death rates from drug overdoses and alcohol. All three death rates are at an all-time record high, and yet our society is still fairly stable at…READ MORE