neurology

Prolonged isolation can change the brain, Antarctic study shows

Prolonged physical and social isolation can lead to potentially harmful changes in brain volume and cognition, find German researchers who studied people undertaking long polar expeditions. In a letter to the NEJM, Alexander C Stahn and colleagues from the Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, said studies in animals had shown that exposure to environmental monotony and social ...

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