People who spend a lot of time alone or who are referred to as loners may have peculiar brains. Science and psychology over time have tried to investigate the subject in different studies.Don't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
People who spend a lot of time alone or who are defined lonely they can have a brain with particular characteristics. Science and psychology over time have tried to investigate the subject in different studies.
In particular, according to recent studies on the brain and human behavior, lonely people see things differently from others and they have a different capacity for decision or analysis. Experts speculate that the situation of loneliness can change some specific areas of the brain.
There are at least two types of lonely people: those who remain alone by choice and those who are, in spite of themselves, because of others. In any case, the brains of lonely people seem to have characteristics linked to their specific life conditions.
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A report published by the scientific journal Cognitive Neuroscience shows that lonely people compared to sociable people respond to the threats of the social context in which they find themselves more quickly.
Furthermore thearea of the brain associated with daily rewards, like money and food, it has less activity in people who are lonely. The volunteers who participated in the study completed a questionnaire and then viewed images of happy people without reacting with great enthusiasm because their attention in these cases would not be directed to positive emotions but to everything that could pose a threat.
More in-depth studies will be needed to better understand the functioning of the brains of people who choose or suffer from loneliness, however researchers are already facing some interesting results.
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For example, the experts are trying to understand the relationship between loneliness, introversion, creativity and originality. According to psychologist Amanda Guyer, an expert at the National Institute of Health in Maryland, lonely people have an increased sensitivity to sensory and emotional interactions.
Researchers speculate that when lonely people are in the middle of a meeting, party or event involving many individuals, they live in a situation of brain overload with increased blood flow to certain areas of the brain. The sense of agitation may hinder the shy from socializing.
For those who tend to be lonely, there is also some good news: lonely people easily adapt to different experiences thanks to theirs sensibility. In case of a problem to be solved or an emergency situation they tend to rush to help immediately.
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Finally, shy and lonely people are good at perceiving details and nuances that others ignore. They are often talented writers or artists because their brains naturally lead them to express emotions in this way.
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