Many people who experience traumatic brain injury report a loss of empathy following their injury. Researchers consider how to reconnect those who have a TBI with their feelings of empathy and emotional recognition.
A new study reveals a link between sleep deprivation and heightened feelings of social isolation. Researchers report sleep loss blunts activity in the brain that normally encourages social engagement.
A new study reports the brain network that controls theory of mind, the ability to interpret the thoughts of others, is already developed in children as young as three.
A new study reveals an early origin for certain social phenomena, including dehumanizing and bias between social groups.
A new meta-analysis of autism data reveals the difference between people diagnosed with autism and the general population is shrinking. Measurable differences between people with ASD and people not on the spectrum has decreased over the past 50 years. Researchers say the definition of autism may be getting too blurry to be meaningful, and the condition may be at risk of being trivialized.
Study reveals two different brain structures are implicated in implicit and explicit theory of mind, and both regions mature at different ages to fulfill their function. The supramarginal gyrus matures earlier, enabling theory of mind to occur slightly earlier than believed. Full ability for theory of mind occurs at age four when the temporoparietal junction matures.
If there is a specific goal they want to accomplish, psychopaths are able to consider the thoughts of others, a new study reveals.
A new neuroimaging study sheds light on how we relate to characters in stories. Researchers report, no matter how a story is relayed, brain networks associated with theory of mind are activated when participants associate with the protagonist. The study concludes our brains relate best to characters, no matter how the narrative is expressed.