Why Do I Need You?
Episode 5 | Social Pain Is Real Pain
An experiment to mimic social rejection reveals that being socially excluded activates networks involved in pain.
David shows that a single word label can decide over how much you care for one in pain.
Humans come equipped with social antennae.
One man's transformation reveals something that we all unconsciously do every day.
Why do we mimic each other’s facial expressions?
This ability to feel another’s pain explains why stories can be so powerful.
Can genocide be understood as a neural phenomenon?
Propaganda plugs directly into neural networks, enabling dehumanization.