The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports ITM investigator John Cacioppo’s work and recently highlighted his research into loneliness.

Read more, including why loneliness can predict mortality.

One of the things that surprised me was how important loneliness proved to be…It predicted mortality…When we experimentally manipulated loneliness, we found surprising changes in the “personalities” of people. There’s a lot more power to the perception of being socially isolated than any of us had thought.

- John Cacioppo, NSF