"Two key areas of the brain appear to respond to the pain of rejection in the same way as physical pain, a UCLA-led team of psychologists reports."
""While everyone accepts that physical pain is real, people are tempted to think that social pain is just in their heads," said Matthew D. Lieberman, one of the paper's three authors (with Kipling D. Williams and Naomi I. Eisenberger, study's lead author). "But physical and social pain may be more similar than we realized.""(context weblog : rejection affects human brain in same way as physical pain)
:: note :: . . . as an educator in contact everyday with youth this observation is validated each and every moment . . . social connection is a deep human need we so often ignore & neglect . . .