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Our Brains Are Wired To Connect

“When you experience more pain, there is more activity in the dACC (region of the brain). Lots of studies had shown this before ours – but ours was the first study to show that this as true not only for physical pain but for social pain as well. In both cases, a person’s ability to regulate distressing aspects of pain was associated with increased ventrolateral prefrontal activity, which in turn seems to mute the dACC response, Looking at the screens, side by side, without knowing which was an analysis of social pain, you wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference.”

From Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired To Connect

By Matthew D. Lieberman

Thus, social pain causes a similar distress to physical pain. We are wired to take care of pains.

Our bodies are complex entities, on which Yoga can have profound effect.


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