NAOMI ILANA EISENBERGER

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Functional magnetic resonance imaging responses relate to differences in real-world social experience
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Emotion 7:745-54. 2007
  2. pmc An empirical review of the neural underpinnings of receiving and giving social support: implications for health
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Psychosom Med 75:545-56. 2013
  3. pmc Social ties and health: a social neuroscience perspective
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 23:407-13. 2013
  4. doi request reprint The pain of social disconnection: examining the shared neural underpinnings of physical and social pain
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    University of California, Department of Psychology, 4444 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 13:421-34. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Social neuroscience and health: neurophysiological mechanisms linking social ties with physical health
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Nat Neurosci 15:669-74. 2012
  6. pmc The neural bases of social pain: evidence for shared representations with physical pain
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, 1285 Franz Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Psychosom Med 74:126-35. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Personality from a controlled processing perspective: an fMRI study of neuroticism, extraversion, and self-consciousness
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 5:169-81. 2005
  8. pmc Inflammation and social experience: an inflammatory challenge induces feelings of social disconnection in addition to depressed mood
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 24:558-63. 2010
  9. pmc An fMRI study of cytokine-induced depressed mood and social pain: the role of sex differences
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Neuroimage 47:881-90. 2009
  10. pmc Inflammation-induced anhedonia: endotoxin reduces ventral striatum responses to reward
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 68:748-54. 2010

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Publications38

  1. ncbi request reprint Functional magnetic resonance imaging responses relate to differences in real-world social experience
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Emotion 7:745-54. 2007
    ..These findings complement previous work showing a dissociation between momentary and retrospective reports of affect and suggest that these processes rely on dissociable neural systems...
  2. pmc An empirical review of the neural underpinnings of receiving and giving social support: implications for health
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Psychosom Med 75:545-56. 2013
    ..Implications of these findings for furthering our understanding of the relationships between social support and health are discussed. ..
  3. pmc Social ties and health: a social neuroscience perspective
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 23:407-13. 2013
    ..Likewise, social support is processed by some of the same neural regions that process safety or protection from basic threats and inhibit these same health-relevant physiological threat responses...
  4. doi request reprint The pain of social disconnection: examining the shared neural underpinnings of physical and social pain
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    University of California, Department of Psychology, 4444 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 13:421-34. 2012
    ..Understanding the ways in which physical and social pain overlap may provide new insights into the surprising relationship between these two types of experiences...
  5. doi request reprint Social neuroscience and health: neurophysiological mechanisms linking social ties with physical health
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Nat Neurosci 15:669-74. 2012
    ..Indeed, the neurocognitive correlates of social disconnection and connection may be important mediators for understanding the relationships between social ties and health...
  6. pmc The neural bases of social pain: evidence for shared representations with physical pain
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, 1285 Franz Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Psychosom Med 74:126-35. 2012
    ..Finally, what these shared neural substrates mean for our understanding of socially painful experience is discussed...
  7. ncbi request reprint Personality from a controlled processing perspective: an fMRI study of neuroticism, extraversion, and self-consciousness
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 5:169-81. 2005
    ..74) than by self-reported neuroticism (r2 = .16), suggesting that neural reactivities may provide a more direct measure of personality than self-reports do...
  8. pmc Inflammation and social experience: an inflammatory challenge induces feelings of social disconnection in addition to depressed mood
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 24:558-63. 2010
    ..This study demonstrates that inflammation can have social psychological consequences, which may play a role in cytokine-related depressive symptoms...
  9. pmc An fMRI study of cytokine-induced depressed mood and social pain: the role of sex differences
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Neuroimage 47:881-90. 2009
    ..Implications of these sex differences in the neural correlates of cytokine-associated depressed mood and social pain are discussed...
  10. pmc Inflammation-induced anhedonia: endotoxin reduces ventral striatum responses to reward
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 68:748-54. 2010
    ..We also examined whether this altered neural activity related to inflammatory-induced increases in depressed mood...
  11. doi request reprint The neural sociometer: brain mechanisms underlying state self-esteem
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 23:3448-55. 2011
    ..Together, the results inform our understanding of the origin and nature of our feelings about ourselves...
  12. pmc Attachment figures activate a safety signal-related neural region and reduce pain experience
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:11721-6. 2011
    ..g., snakes, spiders) are considered to be prepared fear stimuli, attachment figures, who have historically benefited survival, may serve as prepared safety stimuli, reducing threat- or distress-related responding in their presence...
  13. doi request reprint Neural correlates of giving support to a loved one
    Tristen K Inagaki
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Psych Soc, Box 951563, 4444 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Psychosom Med 74:3-7. 2012
    ..We focused on a priori regions of interest in the ventral striatum and septal area (SA) because of their role in maternal caregiving behavior in animals...
  14. ncbi request reprint Psychological inhibition and CD4 T-cell levels in HIV-seropositive women
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Avenue, 90095, USA
    J Psychosom Res 54:213-24. 2003
    ..This cross-sectional study examined the hypothesis that the capacity for emotional expression is a critical moderator of the emotional support-health relationship...
  15. pmc Neural pathways link social support to attenuated neuroendocrine stress responses
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7076, USA
    Neuroimage 35:1601-12. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint Understanding genetic risk for aggression: clues from the brain's response to social exclusion
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Los Angeles, California 90095 7076, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 61:1100-8. 2007
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  17. ncbi request reprint Does rejection hurt? An FMRI study of social exclusion
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Science 302:290-2. 2003
    ..ACC changes mediated the RVPFC-distress correlation, suggesting that RVPFC regulates the distress of social exclusion by disrupting ACC activity...
  18. ncbi request reprint An experimental study of shared sensitivity to physical pain and social rejection
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Pain 126:132-8. 2006
    ..These results provide additional support for the hypothesis that pain distress and social distress share neurocognitive substrates. Implications for clinical populations are discussed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Why rejection hurts: a common neural alarm system for physical and social pain
    Naomi I Eisenberger
    Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:294-300. 2004
    ..We review evidence suggesting that the anterior cingulate cortex plays a key role in the physical-social pain overlap. We also suggest that the physical-social pain circuitry might share components of a broader neural alarm system...
  20. pmc Neural sensitivity to social rejection is associated with inflammatory responses to social stress
    George M Slavich
    Department of Psychology, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:14817-22. 2010
    ..As such, they have implications for understanding how social stressors may promote susceptibility to diseases with an inflammatory component...
  21. pmc fMRI activation in the amygdala and the orbitofrontal cortex in unmedicated subjects with major depressive disorder
    Jennifer D Townsend
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychiatry Res 183:209-17. 2010
    ..The current study replicates previous research on unmedicated subjects showing no significant differences in amygdala function in depressed vs. control subjects with respect to simple tasks involving emotion observation...
  22. doi request reprint Acetaminophen reduces social pain: behavioral and neural evidence
    C Nathan DeWall
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Psychol Sci 21:931-7. 2010
    ..Thus, acetaminophen reduces behavioral and neural responses associated with the pain of social rejection, demonstrating substantial overlap between social and physical pain...
  23. pmc Witnessing peer rejection during early adolescence: neural correlates of empathy for experiences of social exclusion
    Carrie L Masten
    Department of Psychology, University of California, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Soc Neurosci 5:496-507. 2010
    ..Overall findings suggest that when early adolescents witness social exclusion in their daily lives, some may actually 'feel the pain' of the victims and act more prosocially toward them as a result...
  24. pmc Dispositional mindfulness and depressive symptomatology: correlations with limbic and self-referential neural activity during rest
    Baldwin M Way
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Emotion 10:12-24. 2010
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  25. doi request reprint Effects of a supportive or an unsupportive audience on biological and psychological responses to stress
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095
    J Pers Soc Psychol 98:47-56. 2010
    ..It was concluded that when one must perform stressful tasks in front of an audience, evaluative concerns may outweigh the potential benefits of a supportive audience...
  26. ncbi request reprint An fMRI investigation of race-related amygdala activity in African-American and Caucasian-American individuals
    Matthew D Lieberman
    Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    Nat Neurosci 8:720-2. 2005
    ..Additionally, verbal encoding of African-American targets produced significantly less amygdala activity than perceptual encoding of African-American targets...
  27. ncbi request reprint Neural responses to emotional stimuli are associated with childhood family stress
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 60:296-301. 2006
    ..This study examined neural mechanisms underlying these consequences of "risky" families (RF) by exploring neural activity to tasks involving responses to emotional stimuli...
  28. ncbi request reprint Early family environment, current adversity, the serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism, and depressive symptomatology
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 60:671-6. 2006
    ..We address this debate by examining the relation of a stressful early family environment, recent adversity/stress, and the 5-HTTLPR to depressive symptomatology in a normal sample...
  29. ncbi request reprint Putting feelings into words: affect labeling disrupts amygdala activity in response to affective stimuli
    Matthew D Lieberman
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Psychol Sci 18:421-8. 2007
    ..These results suggest that affect labeling may diminish emotional reactivity along a pathway from RVLPFC to MPFC to the amygdala...
  30. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of dispositional mindfulness during affect labeling
    J David Creswell
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Psychosom Med 69:560-5. 2007
    ..Converging evidence from the mindfulness and neuroscience literature suggests that labeling affect may be one mechanism for these effects...
  31. pmc The face of rejection: rejection sensitivity moderates dorsal anterior cingulate activity to disapproving facial expressions
    Lisa J Burklund
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    Soc Neurosci 2:238-53. 2007
    ..Results also suggest that disapproving facial expressions convey a distinct type of threat and should be considered in future studies of socially threatening facial expressions...
  32. pmc Craving love? Enduring grief activates brain's reward center
    Mary Frances O'Connor
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
    Neuroimage 42:969-72. 2008
    ..This study supports the hypothesis that attachment activates reward pathways. For those with CG, reminders of the deceased still activate neural reward activity, which may interfere with adapting to the loss in the present...
  33. doi request reprint Neural bases of moderation of cortisol stress responses by psychosocial resources
    Shelley E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 95:197-211. 2008
    ..Results suggest that psychosocial resources are associated with lower cortisol responses to stress by means of enhanced inhibition of threat responses during threat regulation, rather than by decreased sensitivity to threat...
  34. pmc Neural correlates of social exclusion during adolescence: understanding the distress of peer rejection
    Carrie L Masten
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 4:143-57. 2009
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  35. ncbi request reprint Modulating tobacco smoking rates by dopaminergic stimulation and blockade
    Nicholas H Caskey
    University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine and VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, VA Greater L A Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 4:259-66. 2002
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  36. doi request reprint Anger and fear responses to stress have different biological profiles
    Wesley G Moons
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095, United States
    Brain Behav Immun 24:215-9. 2010
    ..Discussion focuses on the role of the HPA axis to increase available metabolic fuel and proinflammatory cytokines to prompt behavioral withdrawal...
  37. pmc Subgenual anterior cingulate responses to peer rejection: a marker of adolescents' risk for depression
    Carrie L Masten
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 23:283-92. 2011
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  38. pmc Variation in the mu-opioid receptor gene (OPRM1) is associated with dispositional and neural sensitivity to social rejection
    Baldwin M Way
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:15079-84. 2009
    ..Taken together, these data suggest that the A118G polymorphism specifically, and the mu-opioid receptor more generally, are involved in social pain in addition to physical pain...

Research Grants1

  1. Inflammation-Induced Depressed Mood: The Role of Social Neurocognitive Mechanisms
    NAOMI ILANA EISENBERGER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In addition, the proposed research will examine the neural correlates that underlie these social psychological changes to better understand the central mechanisms that contribute to inflammatory-induced depressive symptoms. ..