Magical thinking and believing in destined love may have evolved as a way to keep couples together and promote childbirth and rearing, researchers say.
Researchers report expressive eyebrows allowed us to develop communication skills to establish greater social networks and express more nuanced emotions.
Researchers say our neural circuits could be responsible for why we find comfort in those who are similar to us and why we are often uneasy with those who might differ from us.
Face pareidolia, the phenomenon of seeing facelike structures in inanimate objects, is a perceptual phenomenon that occurs when sensory input is processed by visual mechanisms that have evolved to extract social content from human faces.
Dopamine neurons are activated less than in adults brains when teens are faced with the prospect of a reward, a new study reports.
Researchers question why many of us are unable to live without our daily cup of coffee. According to a new study, bitter tastes are a natural warning system to protect the body from harmful substances, yet people with heightened ability to detect the bitter taste of coffee learn to associate it with positive things and tend to drink more than those with lower sensitivity. Researchers say this sensitivity is caused by genetic variants.
A new study provides evidence for the co-evolution of our ability to communicate and Stone Age butchery tools.
A new study looks at genomic changes through human evolution and finds, for the most part, evolution has improved the genetic foundations for human health in the most part. However, modern humans appear to be at more of a genetic predisposition to mental health problems than our ancestors.