Study reports significant reduction in gray matter volume in brain regions associated with social cognition for up to two years following birth.
Study reveals women have higher activation in sensory areas of the brain associated with pain compared to males when witnessing another person suffering.
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.
Mothers who reported higher levels of parental stress had less synchrony in brain activity with their young children than moms who were more stress-free. The findings shed new light on how parental stress can impact the mother-child relationship on a day-to-day basis.
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A new study reports the preference for a child to cradle dolls on the left side have higher social cognitive ability than those with right cradling bias.
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 reports the oxytocin receptor plays a special role in the ability to remember faces.
A new study may provide clues as to how cooperative behavior could have evolved differently between men and women.