The Science of Loneliness and Isolation - Robin Joy Meyers (7-minutes TEDxChelseaPark)

The physical effects of loneliness and isolation are as real as thirst, hunger or pain. Molecular Geneticist, Robin Joy Meyers, shares what's possible through the science of neuroplasticity.

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Thank you, Dana. Great video.

Here's another video on loneliness by Dr. Lissa Rankin, author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself. She discusses a studyβ€”in the 1960sβ€”of a tight-knit group of Italian immigrant families in Roseto, Pennsylvania. A visiting cardiologist was struck by their longevity and their unusually low rates of almost all diseases, and conducted a study. The reason for their good health and long lifespans? Community and connection.

The Many Ways Loneliness Affects Your Health

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