social and affective neuroscience laboratory

Why is it that our social relationships have such a profound impact on our emotional and physical well-being? Why does feeling connected to those we love feel so good, whereas feeling estranged from them cause so much pain? In my laboratory, we use behavioral, physiological, and neuroimaging techniques to understand how our need for social connection has left its mark on our minds, brains, and bodies.


Naomi Eisenberger
Department of Psychology, UCLA
4444 Franz Hall
Box 951563
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563
Phone: 310.267.5196
Fax: 310.825.9257