Why the human brain is hard-wired to connect sociallyNewsBy PhocusWire | November 9, 2013Share This article was originally published on SOCIAL: The sheer number of members on Facebook and other social networks illustrate that many people have a intrinsic desire to connect, share and debate with both people they know and relative or complete strangers. But is technology or something deeper inside the human brain that has triggered this movement? Read more on Brainpickings."Without the sense of fellowship with men of like mind," Einstein once wrote, "life would have seemed to me empty."It is perhaps unsurprising that the iconic physicist, celebrated as "the quintessential modern genius", intuited something fundamental about the inner workings of the human brain and soul long before science itself had attempted to connect it with empirical evidence.Now, it has.Read more on BrainpickingsNB:Wire brain image via Shutterstock.