Sunday, February 16, 2014

Social Connection No Less Important Than Food and Shelter

According to the researchers from UCLA social connection is no less important in comparison to food and shelter that are vital for sustenance. In fact, the requirements for connecting with others socially are as vital as searching for other essential elements for sustenance of life according to Professor Matthew Lieberman. "Being socially connected is our brain’s lifelong passion, it's been baked into our operating system for tens of millions of years,” he said. One of the founders of the social cognitive neuroscience, cited over a thousand different study reports some of which are yet to be published, in his latest research work. Human beings are more connected to as well as dependent on social world than they were in the past, the researcher says. This system is more prominent in mammals in comparison to other species of living beings like reptiles, primates, and others. But it is important to make all our social and regulatory systems including education based on understanding of social nature so as to get the best results.

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