Specific brain regions respond in opposing ways when exposed to emotional stimuli associated with loneliness and wisdom.
Higher levels of cortical amyloid levels linked to loneliness and an increased Alzheimer's risk, according to a new study.
Study reveals lonely people showed reduced activity in the anterior insular cortex, an area of the brain associated with trust formation. The anterior insular cortex was less prominently connected to other brain regions in those who expressed feelings of loneliness.
Study reports a three-fold increased risk of developing dementia in older adults with no genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, who experience social isolation and loneliness.
Loneliness increases self centeredness while being self centered contributes to feelings of loneliness, a new study reports.
People with social anxiety have increased amygdala activity during social decision making, and reduced activity in the nucleus accumbens during social feedback. Those who are lonely did not experience the same alterations as those with social anxiety, suggesting loneliness is a unique condition.
People with Parkinson's disease who have less social interaction are at greater risk for developing more severe symptoms of the disease than those who are less lonely.
Lonely people are 24 percent more likely to feel tired and have a harder time concentrating, a new study reports.