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The brain treats rejection like physical pain, according to scientists.


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The human brain treats rejection in a similar way to the way it processes physical pain.

A scientific study conducted by the University of Michigan Medical School has shown that the brain uses a similar reaction to ease the pain of social rejection as it does to deal with pain caused by physical injury.

A team led by Dr. David T. Hsu also found that people who showed high levels of resilience on a personality test also had higher levels of natural painkiller activation.


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