Episode 1: Why Heart Break Feels Like Physical Pain
Think about the last physical pain you experienced vs. how it felt when you broke up with an ex. Consider the two scenario’s. On the surface, these two events are completely different. However, cultures around the world use the same language—words like “hurt” and “pain”—to describe both experiences. This month on Sound Science, we explore what is going on in your brain when you experience emotional pain and why social pain, is more than just a metaphor.
Professor Nathan DeWall
We are joined by Professor Nathan DeWall, who explains why taking Tylenol can help soothe a broken heart not just a headache. Find out more about this study and more research from Professor DeWall here.
Professor Nathan DeWall is a Professor of Psychology at the College of Arts & Sciences, University of Kentucky. His research interests include social exclusion and acceptance, aggression, social neuroscience and self-regulation. He has published in the New York Times, written a number of books and chapters, and has published several articles including 'Can marijuana reduce social pain?' in Social and Personality Psychological Science and 'Can acetaminophen reduce the pain of decision-making?' in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
Dr Sophie Mort
Our second guest is Dr Sophie Mort, AKA Dr Soph. She will be explaining to us the various stages of heart ache, why we feel what we feel and what we can do to deal with those feelings. You can read more about this and much more on her blog.
Dr Sophie Mort is a Clinical Psychologist, Life Coach and Yoga Teacher. She has a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Neuroscience. She is on on a mission to get evidence based psychology out of the therapy room and into people's lives. She offers private psychological therapy and life coaching online to people allover the world. She also shares her psychological understanding and advice on social media. Find out more about her on Drsoph.com.
Editing and mixing, Gosia Herman
Dotorado Pro - Vibes
James Tillman - Casual Encounters
Tyler, the Creator – See You Again
Molinaro – Sofar
Jon Brion - He Needs Me (feat. Shelley Duvall from “Popeye”)
Brand Nubian Neptunes – Don’t Let it Go to Your Head
Ebo Taylor – Love and Death
The Edge of Daybreak – Let’s Be Friends
Barrington Levy – Black Roses
Aphex Twin – Film
Gifted & Blessed – Invitation
Lord Tusk – Shyne Eye Gal
Mina – Ringtone Riddim
UB40 – Don’t Break My Heart
Carly Simon – Why
Gloria Ann Taylor – World That’s Not Real
ESTA – Conscience
Faith Evans – You Get No Love
ESG – Erase You
U.S. Girls – Window Shades
Never – Nile Splash
Sade – Mr Wrong
Cat Power – Sea of Love
Molinaro – Molow
Kraftwerk - The Telephone Call (Kraftwerk cover)
Big Sean – Bounce Back
Apple - Siegalizer (L-VIS 1990 Edit)
Mary J Blige - Telling the Truth (feat. KAYTRANADA & BADBADNOTGOOD)