A new model sheds light on the evolutionary origins of empathy and other associated phenomena. The model explains observed patterns of emotional cognition between social group members.
A new neuroimaging study reveals real time eye contact is a basis for effective social communication. The study found eye contact between two people simultaneously activated the same areas of each person's brain.
A new study reports when a pair of monkeys interact during a social task, their brains show episodes of high synchronization.
UCLA researchers investigated how the brain responds when people watch other experience painful events. The study reports neural responses predict whether people will be inclined to avoid causing harm to others when faced with moral dilemmas.
Speech and gestures interact and that there is a strong relationship between them, a new study reports.
Researchers report patients with schizophrenia exhibit abnormal brain activity in areas associated with the ability to imitate.
Researchers discover the mirror neuron system can be modified by language use.