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.
Is belief in God innate in our brains, as if it were installed by some divine programmer? Or is spirituality a more complex evolving adaptation that has both helped and harmed us as a species? National Geographic's Brain Games asks Neuroscience News.
Researchers report ravens share some human ability to think abstractly about other ravens, and adapt their behavior by attributing their own perceptions to others.
Children who are taught to reason about the mental states of others are more likely to use deception to obtain a reward, researchers report.
Several specific regions of our brains are activated in a two-part process when we are exposed to deceptive advertising, according...