Broken hearts really can be painful

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2012, 18:42 PM IST

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.

ANI