The anterior cingulate cortex gyrus plays a critical role in our decision to put physical effort into helping out other people.
Study sheds new light on the genetics underlying possible social differences between modern humans, our ancestors, and other primate species.
Game theory may help explain our motivation to embark on altruistic and social activities, researchers say.
The stress hormone cortisol reduces altruistic behaviors and alters brain activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in people with higher levels of empathy.
Many teens cite a desire to get a COVID vaccine in order to do their part and protect the health of those more vulnerable in their families and communities.
Older adults are more likely to make an effort to help others, a new study reports. Researchers found, when faced with tasks that required more effort, older adults were more likely to offer help than younger people. By contrast, younger adults were more selfish and put in higher levels of effort for self-benefit.