Exploring brain synchronization patterns during social interactions
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Social interactions synchronize brain activity within individuals and between individuals. In a new study, researchers compared brain synchronization between pairs of people with relatively strong social ties (acquaintance pairs) and pairs with almost no social ties (stranger pairs). The study found that during a cooperative task, the stranger pairs exhibited more closely connected brain networks compared to the acquaintance pairs. These findings challenge the conventional understanding that stronger social bonds lead to greater brain synchronization ..read more
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Family and media pressure to lose weight in adolescence linked to how people value themselves almost two decades later
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People who as teenagers felt pressure to lose weight from family or from the media, females, people who are not heterosexual, and people experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage, are most at risk of 'internalized' weight stigma, new research has found ..read more
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Everyday social interactions predict language development in infants
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Researchers found that when the adult talked and played socially with a 5-month-old baby, the baby's brain activity particularly increased in regions responsible for attention -- and the level of this type of activity predicted enhanced language development at later ages ..read more
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Talking politics with strangers isn't as awful as you'd expect, research suggests
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Individuals underestimate the social connection they can make with a stranger who disagrees with them on contentious issues, a new research paper suggests ..read more
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Exploring the effect of the presence of familiar people in interpersonal space
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Researchers investigate the influence of social relationships on our bodily responses to the presence of other persons in the interpersonal space ..read more
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Couples with similar drinking habits may live longer
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The couple that drinks together might live longer together, too, says a University of Michigan researcher ..read more
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While social media changes over decades, conversation dynamics stay the same, new study suggests
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A new study has identified recurring, 'toxic' human conversation patterns on social media, which are common to users irrespective of the platform used, the topic of discussion, and the decade in which the conversation took place ..read more
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Less social with age
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Scientists tested several hypotheses on the drivers of social aging in free-living Assamese macaques in Thailand. The researchers collected data on the social behavior of females for eight years and found that the size of their social networks decreases with increasing age. The females continued to interact with their close social partners, but gradually withdrew from social interactions altogether. The results contribute to the understanding of the evolutionary origins of social aging ..read more
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Consuming refined carbs might be linked to perceived facial attractiveness
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In a new study, participants' levels of consumption of refined carbohydrates were statistically linked with their facial attractiveness as rated by heterosexual volunteers of the opposite sex ..read more
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Shining a light on the effects of habituation and neural adaptation on the evolution of animal signals
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A new paper examines the possible effects of two properties of receiver playing fields documented in studies of animal psychology -- habituation and neural adaptation -- on the efficacy of mate choice signals ..read more
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