Broken hearts really can be painful

Last Updated: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 18:42

New Delhi: "Broken-hearted" is not just a metaphor as researchers have now revealed that social pain and physical pain actually have a lot in common.

In the study, Naomi Eisenberger of the University of Califiornia-Los Angeles surveyed recent research on the overlap between physical and social pain.

"Rejection is such a powerful experience for people," Eisenberger said.


First Published: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 18:42
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