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.
By the age of 18 months, toddlers prefer individuals others yield to, researchers say. The study suggests this preference may be rooted deep in human nature and may have evolved because being close to those in power provides people with better access to resources, territory and mates.
What is the earliest memory you can recall? How sure are you the event really happened? Researchers say our earliest memories are more likely to be fictional.
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 adds to growing evidence that infants possess a basic theory of mind. Neuroimaging reveals the temporal parietal junction, an area of the brain associated with theory of mind, responds similarly in infants and adults when watching videos of actors expressing different mental states.
Researchers implicate the posterior superior temporal sulcus in our ability to process social interactions efficiently.
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 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.