Scientists name unexpected positive effect of loneliness

Scientists name unexpected positive effect of loneliness

People think loneliness is very bad for overall well-being.

Canadian scientists have found out that singles have an unexpected advantage. And the thing is that they have a very different way of working certain areas of the brain, which are responsible for memory and not only.

Staff from McGill University analysed the health condition of more than 40,000 people aged 40 to 69.

It turned out that about 13 per cent of the participants in the study considered themselves to be lonely people. Scientists were able to establish that the effect of loneliness is related to the state of certain areas of the brain.

This refers to those areas which are related to the state of calmness, as well as to many cognitive processes.

Thus, lonely people were less likely to have problems with cognitive abilities: memory, imagination and so on.

Earlier, we wrote about the fact that a new system for accurately assessing a person’s health has been developed. Specialists have released the results of studies involving tens of thousands of people.

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