Video

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.

Add Comment

Comments (2)

Newest · Oldest · Popular

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 study—in the 1960s—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

×
×
×
×