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Friday, July 3, 2009
Brain Impact: Rejection = Physical Pain
Self Publishing Review has an article offering practical advice about traditional rejection, entitled: Rejection...a Pain in the What? Self-serving? Maybe. Still, here is a highlight: In October 2003, a UCLA-led team of psychologists reported the results of their study on “rejection” and its effects on the brain. Conventional wisdom has long held that rejection is an emotion that is technically unquantifiable. However, the UCLA-led team proved otherwise. They concluded that “rejection” does, in fact, register in the brain! And further, that the mechanism by which this occurs is identical to the experience of physical pain!