10/18/2013

Logging In to the Brain’s Social Network

24:27 minutes

Does the pain we feel from rejection and loss have the same effect as physical pain? How does our brain respond to social interactions? In his new book Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect, social neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman describes the biology behind how our brains engage with the social world.

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Matthew Lieberman

Matthew Lieberman is the author of Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect (Crown, 2013); director of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory; and psychology professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California.

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