Social experience drives empathetic, pro-social behavior in rats
Empathy-driven behavior has been observed in rats who will free trapped companions from restrainers. This behavior also extends toward strangers, but requires prior, positive social interactions with the ...
Female bonobos use homosexual sex to increase social status
Big-data mining project gives birds-eye view of the G20
A QUT researcher is mapping the G20 Leaders' Summit as it plays out on Twitter and Instagram to find out how the event is affecting those inside the "barricades".
Automated 'coach' could help with social interactions (w/ Video)
Social phobias affect about 15 million adults in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and surveys show that public speaking is high on the list of such phobias. For some ...
Study shows sharks have personalities
Some sharks are 'gregarious' and have strong social connections, whilst others are more solitary and prefer to remain inconspicuous, according to a new study which is the first to show that the notorious ...
Love or kill thy neighbor? New study into animal social behavior
A theoretical study led by the University of Exeter has shed new light on the conditions that lead to the evolution of spite or altruism in structured populations.
In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read emotions?
(Phys.org) —Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study.
Team develops a software able to identify and track an specific individual within a group
Researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have developed a software based on the discovery of some algorithms that enable the identification of each individual, therefore allowing their ...
Math helps detect gang-related crime and better allocate police resources
(Phys.org)—Social groups in a population can lend important cues to law enforcement officials, consumer-based services and risk assessors. Social and geographical patterns that provide information about ...
Loner lizards don't light up: The social side of lizards (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —One of the first studies conducted on young reptiles reared without contact with their siblings is challenging the assumption that only mammals and birds are shaped by social interactions.
Lady baboons with guy pals live longer
Numerous studies have linked social interaction to improved health and survival in humans, and new research confirms that the same is true for baboons.
Machine perception lab reveals robotic one-year-old (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—The world is getting a long-awaited first glimpse at a new humanoid robot in action mimicking the expressions of a one-year-old child. The robot will be used in studies on sensory-motor and social ...
Researchers introduce 'Human Dynamic Clamp'—groundbreaking approach to understanding social interaction
(Phys.org) —Scientists at Florida Atlantic University's Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences have created the Human Dynamic Clamp to address the difficult problem of studying social interactions in the laboratory. ...
Working alone won't get you good grades, study finds
(Phys.org)—Students who work together and interact online are more likely to be successful in their college classes, according to a study published Jan. 30 in the journal Nature Scientific Reports and co ...