Comment: In the time of Covid-19 understanding the factors that govern loneliness has become even more important. A new approach is an attempt to examine whether loneliness can be measured in the brain.

Loneliness – empty swing in mysterious fog

Why do you feel lonely? Neuroscience is starting to find answers.

Long before the world had ever heard of covid-19, Kay Tye set out to answer a question that has taken on new resonance in the age of social distancing: When people feel lonely, do they crave social interactions in the same way a hungry person craves food? And could she and her colleagues detect and measure this “hunger” in the neural circuits of the brain?……Click here for original article in the MIT Technology Review

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