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Study Identifies Social Connection as the Strongest Protective Factor for Depression

Active social connection is the strongest protective factor for depression, a new study reports. Additionally, reducing sedentary activities such as watching TV or taking a nap can also help lower depression risk. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have identified … Continue reading

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Your Brain Shows If You Are Lonely or Not

New Insight into How the Brain Maps Our Interpersonal Ties Social connection with others is critical to a person’s mental and physical well-being. How the brain maps relationships with other people in relation to one’s self has long been a … Continue reading

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Self-other representation in the social brain reflects social connection

Social connection is critical to well-being, yet how the brain reflects our attachment to other people remains largely unknown. We combined univariate and multivariate brain imaging analyses to assess whether and how the brain organizes representations of others based on … Continue reading

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