Heart rate synchronization occurs, even when people listen to a story alone, when paying attention to certain points of a story.
Older adults who frequently connect with friends and others in social situations perform better on cognitive function tests than those who are not so social.
Researchers hypothesis the projected decline in global population by 2064 will be a result of social stress.
When you've acted in an uncooperative or untrustworthy way, the way you smile could either help heal or hinder social relationships. Those whose smiles reflected reward, or a signal that they were happy, or a smile of dominance, which reflects a feeling of superiority, appeared to be untrustworthy and unlikely to change their deceptive nature. However, a smile of affiliation was perceived as an attempt to make amends, restoring levels of trust.
Following periods of acute isolation, female mice display a strong desire to socialize with other females by significantly increasing their production of social calls that are much like human emotional vocalizations. The behavioral response provides a new avenue to understand neural mechanisms through which social isolation affects a person's social motivation and mental health.
People are more likely to make racially stereotyped judgments about others when their facial features are considered typical of a racial or ethnic group.
A new study reveals there appears to be a neurobiological component that drives instantaneous compatibility, in mice at least. A variation of the PDE11 enzyme found in brain areas governing mood and motivation seems to control whether mice want to socially interact or not, with genetically similar mice preferring each other.
People's beliefs about good and evil supernatural agents are influenced by how they view their fellow humans and human behavior.
Thirty years ago, Robin Dunbar theorized humans can maintain a friendship group of 150 people, with five intimate friendships. Despite many attempts to challenge the theory, Dunbar's Number has stood the test of time. Backed by neuroscience and statistics, Robin Dunbar explains why his theory still prevails.
A new mathematical model evaluates the influence of social learners in group decision-making and how a critical threshold is key to informed choices.