Monday, December 27, 2010

The Facebook Factor in Your Brain

Having to few friends? Blame it on your amygdala:
Daily Mail writes: 
"Magnetic resonance imaging scans found a positive link between big amygdalas and the richest social lives. Professor Lisa Barrett, a psychologist at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, reported the findings in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
She said they were consistent with the social brain theory, which suggests the human amygdala evolved to deal with an increasingly complex social world. Other studies of primates have shown that those living in larger groups tend to have larger amygdalas." 
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Read the research document by clicking here.o