A new report in Science identifies a neural circuit in the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex of mouse brains that may play a key role in social dominance. Using optogenetics, researchers were able to target neurons in the dmPFC to help boost a mouse's chance of 'winning' in an aggressive encounter.
Researchers describe the different facial muscle combinations that help make three types of smiles.
Tilting the head downwards creates an artificial appearance of a facial action that has a strong effect on social perception. Study reveals social judgements about the face are not driven by the face shape or muscularity alone, but by the movement of the head.
Children as young as four associate power with masculinity a new study reports.
According to researchers, those with sadistic tenancies, who enjoy seeing people suffer, are more likely to seek revenge against those they believe have wronged them.
A new study looks at how the notion of equality and sense of justice develops in children.