Austrian Scientists & Scholars
in North America

Month: Juni 2020

Neural signals of social craving following acute social isolation in the human brain

When people are forced to be isolated from one another, do they crave social interactions in the same way a hungry person craves food? Positive social interactions in and of themselves may be basic human needs, analogous to other basic needs like food consumption or sleep. If so, the absence of positive social interaction may create a want, or “craving”, that motivates behavior to repair what is lacking.