A single dose of oxytocin can enhance brain activity while processing social information in children with autism, a new study reports.
Findings provide new evidence that autism is linked to lower empathy in the general population, and atypical empathy in ASD is not simply due to alexithymia, or emotional blindness. Researchers stress that the lack of empathy may not always be a negative quality.
Study reports significant reduction in gray matter volume in brain regions associated with social cognition for up to two years following birth.
A new study may provide clues as to how cooperative behavior could have evolved differently between men and women.
Researchers say people may be over estimating the cognitive abilities of dogs. A new study reveals dog intelligence is matched with that of other domestic animals, social hunters and carnivores.
A new study reports two year old children and dogs show similar patterns of social intelligence, more so than human children and chimps.
A new study sheds doubt on existing theories of ape social cognition. Researchers argue it is possible apes and humans are equally capable in some aspects of social cognition, such as social signaling. The study concludes it is essential to not just consider evolution, but also environmental factors when researching ape-human differences.
A new study provides insight into basic features of human cognition; how we understand and evaluate other creatures.
According to researchers, when people are aware they are being observed, brain areas associated with social awareness and reward activate a part of the brain that affects motor control, helping them to perform better at skilled tasks.
In order to make informed choices, rats replay past experiences, a new study reports.