People from cultures that frequently engage in conflicts with other cultures tend to play more cooperative games than competitive ones. However, in cultures where there are frequent conflicts within their own communities, there is a greater tendency to…
A new study links a propensity to binge-watch TV shows with personality traits. Researchers found those who lack impulse control and emotional clarity are most likely to binge-watch a television series.
Hexadecanal, a molecule excreted by humans, found in abundance on the scalps of babies, sparks behavioral changes in adults who are exposed to it. In women, the molecule decreases connectivity in parts of the brain associated with social decision makin…
Using transcranial magnetic stimulation to suppress excitability in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex enhanced prosocial behaviors.
Researchers report that extreme behaviors exhibited by “true believers” of a religion or belief system are driven by the degree to which their identity fuses with a cause or belief. The findings could help in the fight against radicalization.
COVID-19 infections in families widened the prosocial gap almost three-fold between people with higher socioeconomic status and those from backgrounds of lower socioeconomic status.
When a mother and her child are coordinated at the behavioral level during play, they work together and share positive affect. The child’s physiological activity follows physiological changes in the mother.
Female mice exposed to PBDEs, a type of flame-retardant found on everyday household items, pass on the chemicals to their developing offspring. In female offspring, this can cause alterations in social memories and behaviors which are reminiscent of hu…
Wireless neural recordings of freely interacting bats provides new insight into how the brain processes group communication.
People in competitive situations are more ready to accept the results and outcomes if they receive information that the process has been fair. This results in a reduction of selfish behaviors.
Drums, dance, sleep deprivation, and drugs, referred to as the 4D’s in the rave scene was associated with personal transformation for those who considered a rave to be an awe-inspiring event. The more a person felt personally transformed by the experie…
Altered behaviors associated with LSD may be caused by a reduction in the normal communication between the hippocampus and visual cortex.
A new study shows how sophisticated social awareness in children can be in the transference of behavior.
While iron supplements help improve symptoms of anemia in young children, they have no impact on growth, cognitive function, behavior or development.
A new, open access repository incorporates frequently asked questions and answers by genomics researchers to provide a better general understanding of what their studies do, and do not show.
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 …
A new AI algorithm can independently discover and categorize an animal’s behavior by analyzing patterns of body movements.
People’s beliefs about good and evil supernatural agents are influenced by how they view their fellow humans and human behavior.
A new mathematical model evaluates the influence of social learners in group decision-making and how a critical threshold is key to informed choices.
Researchers identified a signaling system in the brains of C. elegans which changes to redirect behavior when survival is at risk due to lack of food.