The Social Brain





Neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman mentions in this TED x talk that taking Tylenol can help heart ache as he talks about how important our relationships are. And he changes up Maslow’s hierarchy which is pretty big.

One of his recent studies showed that the human brain responds to fairness the same way it responds to winning money or eating chocolate; in other words, being treated fairly turns on the brain’s reward circuitry. Which is quite interesting and I can imagine a lot of places where being treated fairly really matters.

Check this out – I found it quite moving how Dr. Lieberman decided about whether or not to take a high paying job … his remarks on the social brain. I’d love to hear your comments about what he has to say.

And if you love his presentation, check out his book Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired To Connect.