Study reveals lonely people showed reduced activity in the anterior insular cortex, an area of the brain associated with trust formation. The anterior insular cortex was less prominently connected to other brain regions in those who expressed feelings …
Heart rate synchronization occurs, even when people listen to a story alone, when paying attention to certain points of a story.
A new study shows how sophisticated social awareness in children can be in the transference of behavior.
Older adults who frequently connect with friends and others in social situations perform better on cognitive function tests than those who are not so social.
Researchers hypothesis the projected decline in global population by 2064 will be a result of social stress.
Socially isolated older adults are more likely to die when admitted to ICU or face an increased risk of disability once discharged than those who have social support.
When you’ve acted in an uncooperative or untrustworthy way, the way you smile could either help heal or hinder social relationships. Those whose smiles reflected reward, or a signal that they were happy, or a smile of dominance, which reflects a feelin…
Following periods of acute isolation, female mice display a strong desire to socialize with other females by significantly increasing their production of social calls that are much like human emotional vocalizations. The behavioral response provides a …
People are more likely to make racially stereotyped judgments about others when their facial features are considered typical of a racial or ethnic group.
A new study reveals there appears to be a neurobiological component that drives instantaneous compatibility, in mice at least. A variation of the PDE11 enzyme found in brain areas governing mood and motivation seems to control whether mice want to soci…
People’s beliefs about good and evil supernatural agents are influenced by how they view their fellow humans and human behavior.
Thirty years ago, Robin Dunbar theorized humans can maintain a friendship group of 150 people, with five intimate friendships. Despite many attempts to challenge the theory, Dunbar’s Number has stood the test of time. Backed by neuroscience and statist…
A new mathematical model evaluates the influence of social learners in group decision-making and how a critical threshold is key to informed choices.
Reduced amounts of the placental hormone allopregnanolone caused behavioral and developmental changes in the brains of male mouse offspring similar to those seen in autism.
Having at least one person you can rely on to listen to your concerns when you need to talk can help improve cognitive resilience and stave off cognitive decline associated with neurodegeneration and aging.
Both physical and social factors play significant roles in depression and reports of poor wellbeing associated with obesity.
Both grandiose and vulnerable narcissists crave high social status and recognition. Grandiose narcissists consider themselves more successful at being able to obtain high social status, while vulnerable narcissists do not believe they get the social re…
The prevailing theory is removing toxic social media users from accessing their accounts will prevent them from posting harmful content. Researchers say banned users increase their toxic postings via more lenient platforms when removed from top networks.
Perception of social interactions unfolds through pupil dilation. The findings shed light on the visual system’s role in sensitivity to social interactions.
People are less likely to harshly judge a friend or family member who acts unethically than they would a stranger. However, the leniency comes at a cost to the judger’s sense of self-worth.