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Social Connection Makes a Better Brain

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Recent trends show that people increasingly value material goods over relationships—but neuroscience and evolution say this goes against our nature.

 

Lieberman’s new book Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect hits the shelves this month. It’s a book about relationships and why relationships are a central—though increasingly absent—part of a flourishing life. Lieberman draws on psychology and neuroscience research to confirm what Aristotle asserted long ago in his Politics: “Man is by nature a social animal … Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god.”


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The Emotional Cycle of Digital Interactivity

The Emotional Cycle of Digital Interactivity | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Jack Patterson, Dennis T OConnor, Gust MEES
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ghbrett's comment, November 2, 2012 8:43 AM
Thanks Jumun Gimm for this pointer!