How Loneliness Reshapes the Brain

 Feelings of loneliness prompt changes in the brain that further isolate people from social contact. The post How Loneliness Reshapes the Brain first appeared on Quanta Magazine 

The Neumayer III polar station sits near the edge of Antarctica’s unforgiving Ekström Ice Shelf. During the winter, when temperatures can plunge below minus 50 degrees Celsius and the winds can climb to more than 100 kilometers per hour, no one can come or go from the station. Its isolation is essential to the meteorological, atmospheric and geophysical science experiments conducted there by the…


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