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Recent neuroimaging studies in humans have indicated that individual differences in social network size correlate with amygdala volume and the volume of brain regions associated with theory of mind. A new article demonstrates that this is also true for monkeys. Taken together, these findings provide crucial support for the social brain hypothesis.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.tics.2011.11.013

Type

Journal article

Journal

Trends Cogn Sci

Publication Date

02/2012

Volume

16

Pages

101 - 102

Keywords

Amygdala, Animals, Emotions, Haplorhini, Humans, Neuroimaging, Organ Size, Psychological Theory, Social Adjustment, Social Behavior, Social Support, Temporal Lobe