1 hr 33 min

Science of Social Bonding in Family, Friendship & Romantic Love Huberman Lab

    • Health & Fitness

This episode I discuss the science of social bonding- the process by which we form attachments. I explain the neural and hormonal basis for "social homeostasis" (our drive for a given amount of socializing) which reveals why we get lonely, why we seek out connection with others and how power dynamics (hierarchies) shape those connections. I also discuss the neurochemical basis of introversion and extroversion, of trust and how shared experiences that promote similar physiological states in two or more individuals, leads to more rapid bonding. I also discuss how food and oxytocin play key roles in social bonding. This episode covers quality peer-reviewed science and practical tools for anyone seeking to find, build or end relationships.
 
Thank you to our sponsors:

ROKA - https://www.roka.com - code "huberman"

Athletic Greens - https://www.athleticgreens.com/huberman


Headspace - https://www.headspace.com/specialoffer


 
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Timestamps:

00:00:00 Social Bonding: Child-Parent, Romantic, Friendship, Breakups

00:02:55 ROKA, Athletic Greens, Headspace

00:07:08 Social Bonding as a Biological Process

00:10:03 Social Isolation

00:13:32 Social Homeostasis & Neural Circuits for Social Drive 

00:18:55 Brain Areas & (Neuro)Chemistry of Social Drive 

00:22:48 What is Social Homeostasis & Dopamine

00:27:00 When We Lack Social Interactions: Short- Versus Long-Term

00:28:10 Introverts & Extroverts

00:31:00 “Good” Versus “Bad” Social Interactions & Hierarchies

00:33:54 Loneliness & Dorsal Raphe Nucleus & Social Hunger 

00:37:33 Tools

00:38:05 Socializing & Food Appetite: Crossover Craving

00:42:45 Falling in Love

00:45:05 Tools for Social Bonds: Merging Physiologies; Story

00:53:54 Childhood Attachment Patterns in Adulthood

01:03:45 Attachment Styles: Autonomic Versus Intellectual Attachment

01:06:10 Emotional Empathy & Cognitive Empathy, Arguing

01:09:45 Allan N. Schore & “Right Brain Psychotherapy”

01:10:40 Oxytocin & Trust, In Males Versus Females, Hormonal Glue

01:16:10 Repairing Broken Bonds to Self & Others

01:18:56 Social (Media) Butterflies: Biological Basis

01:24:08 Key Points for Bonding & Understanding Social Bonds

01:27:07 Breaking Up

01:28:36 Synthesis 

01:31:17 Zero-Cost Support, Sponsors, Patreon, Thorne, Instagram, Twitter


Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac
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This episode I discuss the science of social bonding- the process by which we form attachments. I explain the neural and hormonal basis for "social homeostasis" (our drive for a given amount of socializing) which reveals why we get lonely, why we seek out connection with others and how power dynamics (hierarchies) shape those connections. I also discuss the neurochemical basis of introversion and extroversion, of trust and how shared experiences that promote similar physiological states in two or more individuals, leads to more rapid bonding. I also discuss how food and oxytocin play key roles in social bonding. This episode covers quality peer-reviewed science and practical tools for anyone seeking to find, build or end relationships.
 
Thank you to our sponsors:

ROKA - https://www.roka.com - code "huberman"

Athletic Greens - https://www.athleticgreens.com/huberman


Headspace - https://www.headspace.com/specialoffer


 
Our Patreon page:
https://www.patreon.com/andrewhuberman
 
Supplements from Thorne:

http://www.thorne.com/u/huberman 
 
Social:

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hubermanlab 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/hubermanlab 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hubermanlab 

Website - https://hubermanlab.com 

Newsletter - https://hubermanlab.com/neural-network 

 
Timestamps:

00:00:00 Social Bonding: Child-Parent, Romantic, Friendship, Breakups

00:02:55 ROKA, Athletic Greens, Headspace

00:07:08 Social Bonding as a Biological Process

00:10:03 Social Isolation

00:13:32 Social Homeostasis & Neural Circuits for Social Drive 

00:18:55 Brain Areas & (Neuro)Chemistry of Social Drive 

00:22:48 What is Social Homeostasis & Dopamine

00:27:00 When We Lack Social Interactions: Short- Versus Long-Term

00:28:10 Introverts & Extroverts

00:31:00 “Good” Versus “Bad” Social Interactions & Hierarchies

00:33:54 Loneliness & Dorsal Raphe Nucleus & Social Hunger 

00:37:33 Tools

00:38:05 Socializing & Food Appetite: Crossover Craving

00:42:45 Falling in Love

00:45:05 Tools for Social Bonds: Merging Physiologies; Story

00:53:54 Childhood Attachment Patterns in Adulthood

01:03:45 Attachment Styles: Autonomic Versus Intellectual Attachment

01:06:10 Emotional Empathy & Cognitive Empathy, Arguing

01:09:45 Allan N. Schore & “Right Brain Psychotherapy”

01:10:40 Oxytocin & Trust, In Males Versus Females, Hormonal Glue

01:16:10 Repairing Broken Bonds to Self & Others

01:18:56 Social (Media) Butterflies: Biological Basis

01:24:08 Key Points for Bonding & Understanding Social Bonds

01:27:07 Breaking Up

01:28:36 Synthesis 

01:31:17 Zero-Cost Support, Sponsors, Patreon, Thorne, Instagram, Twitter


Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac
Disclaimer
Learn more about your ad choices: https://megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 hr 33 min

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