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What Are We So Afraid Of? The Neuroscience of Rejection

Season 1, Ep. 131

In Episode 131 of The People's Scientist podcast, I dive into the Neuroscience and Psychology of Rejection. Social rejection is believed to recruit brain regions involved in feeling social pain. As a result, many of us may have missed opportunities because of the fear of this pain. But guess what? When people were surveyed about their missed opportunities and moments of rejection, missed opportunities ranked 3 times higher for regret. In today's episode I talk about why and how we experience rejection and how we can use this information to our advantage. Tune in for details!


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Jia Jiang's "What I learned from 100 days of rejection" talk : https://www.ted.com/talks/jia_jiang_what_i_learned_from_100_days_of_rejection?language=en


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