How big is you amygdala?

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 3:27 PM

Is there nothing that research endowments won’t fund?

A team of researchers has found a link between the size of our amygdala, the epicenter of our emotions, and the size and complexity of our social networks. The bigger the amygdala, the bigger and more complex the network.

… Although the study doesn’t determine causation, like whether a bigger amygdala leads to a bigger social network and vice versa, the research does suggest an evolutionary aspect to the size of our amygdalas as socializing becomes more complex.

“To get along while getting ahead, it is necessary to learn who is who, who is friend and who is foe. It might be productive to form an alliance with certain group members in one context, but to outmaneuver them in another,” the researchers wrote.

Glad we got that cleared up.

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