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The Science of Loneliness and Isolation
The physical effects of loneliness and isolation are as real as thirst, hunger or pain. Although we are in an age of instant global connectivity, with our use of email, texting and smartphones, professional and social media, we’re actually feeling more alone than ever. In this vulnerable and inspiring talk Molecular Geneticist, Robin Joy Meyers, shares her own journey from isolation and hiding, to trusting who she is in the world and speaking out about what’s possible by using science. She reminds us that we are enough and that by relying on the science of neuroplasticity, we can change our habits and create the life we are meant to live.