SCIENCE LINKS COLDNESS, LONELINESS

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L.A. Times reports that loneliness is scientifically linked to coldness:

Just thinking about rejection can make a person perceive a room as chillier, according to a report in the journal Psychological Science.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto, also found that people who felt isolated preferred warm drinks over cold ones — presumably to make themselves feel better.

The research shows there is a psychological basis behind metaphors linking cold temperatures to feelings of loneliness, despair or sadness, said psychologist and lead author Chen-Bo Zhong.

“Our mind is not independent of our body,” he said. “Perceptions we think of as purely cognitive also involve physical perceptions.”

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