ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Infographic: What Social Isolation Can Mean for the Brain
Infographic: What Social Isolation Can Mean for the Brain
People who show low social engagement over long periods of time often show reductions in cognitive function. Studies of the brain may provide clues about this correlation.
Infographic: What Social Isolation Can Mean for the Brain
Infographic: What Social Isolation Can Mean for the Brain

People who show low social engagement over long periods of time often show reductions in cognitive function. Studies of the brain may provide clues about this correlation.

People who show low social engagement over long periods of time often show reductions in cognitive function. Studies of the brain may provide clues about this correlation.

loneliness
How Social Isolation Affects the Brain
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2020 | 10+ min read
Absence of human contact is associated with declines in cognitive function. But as the COVID-19 pandemic brings concerns about the potential harms of isolation to the fore, researchers are still hunting for concrete evidence of a causal role as well as possible mechanisms.
John Cacioppo, a Founder of Social Neuroscience, Dies
Kerry Grens | Mar 7, 2018 | 2 min read
The University of Chicago psychology professor made fundamental contributions to understanding the neural mechanisms of social experiences.  
Isolation Harms Health
Kate Yandell | Mar 25, 2013 | 3 min read
Being socially isolated could increase death risk in the elderly even if they don’t feel lonely.
ADVERTISEMENT