Social ties and health: a social neuroscience perspective.
|Social ties and health: a social neuroscience perspective.
|Year of Publication
|Curr Opin Neurobiol
|Animals, Brain, Health, Humans, Neurosciences, Social Behavior, Social Support
Research over the last several decades has shown that the health of the body is intimately tied to the strength of our social connections, but why? This article reviews evidence from affective and social neuroscience suggesting that, because of the importance of social ties for mammalian survival, threats to social connection are processed by some of the same neural regions that process basic threats to survival and consequently trigger physiological threat responses that have negative health implications. Likewise, social support is processed by some of the same neural regions that process safety or protection from basic threats and inhibit these same health-relevant physiological threat responses.
|Curr. Opin. Neurobiol.
|PubMed Central ID
|R01 MH091352 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
R01MH091352 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States