Ironically, this podcast release date coincides with the one year anniversary of my Mother’s death. While we can all acknowledge the emotional aspect of grief, our brains are very much a part of the process.
Today my guest is Dr Mary-Frances O’Connor, author of The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss. Dr O’Connor is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Arizona, and the Director of the grief loss and social stress (GLASS) Lab, where she investigates the effects of grief on the brain and the body.
Her research focuses on the physiological correlates of emotion, in particular the wide range of physical and emotional responses during bereavement, including yearning and isolation.
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