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.
While it is easy for most of us to read the emotions of those around us at a given time, researchers suggest that people are also skilled at predicting future emotions in others, thanks to a mental model of emotional transitions.
Researchers discover brain areas in primates exclusively dedicated to analyzing social interactions.
A new study reports two year old children and dogs show similar patterns of social intelligence, more so than human children and chimps.
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.
A new study provides insight into basic features of human cognition; how we understand and evaluate other creatures.
In order to make informed choices, rats replay past experiences, a new study reports.