Researchers have identified which part of the brain helps us understand and respond to social interactions.
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference.
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Research shows that context matters for understanding what a person's words mean – especially when power dynamics are involved.
Seeking to make stories that surround us.
'Screen,' by Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Robert Coover, Shawn Greenlee, Andrew McClain, and Ben "Sascha" Shine
People want video games and interactive experiences that help them explore deep and meaningful themes, such as creating family, valuing diversity and living responsibly.
Eating lunch together is increasingly a thing of the past – but it doesn’t have to be.
Bringing back the diminished tradition of eating lunch together may be the solution.
Bonobo Jasongo at Leipzig Zoo has a hunch about what you’re thinking.
Realizing that others' minds hold different thoughts, feelings and knowledge than your own was thought to be something only people could do. But evidence is accumulating that apes, too, have 'theory of mind.'
These Second Life characters could form part of a fulfilling retirement.
If game producers get better at targeting older gamers, many effects of aging - social, cognitive and physical - could be reduced.
Social technologies could provide valuable opportunities for isolated older persons to stay connected to the world.
Social isolation in old age is a significant social concern. It is linked to a range of health problems and, in extreme cases, it can lead to people growing old and dying alone.
From “Ha!” to “LOL,” laughter in text can take on a number of forms and meanings.
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Shakespeare didn't 'lol,' but he did 'ha, ha, he.'
Your instinct not to trust some people is an evolutionary response to keep you safe.
The part of the brain responsible for the fight-or-flight response also plays a key role in unconsciously processing a face’s…
By mimicking each other, humans try to physically understand each others’ emotions.
Social cognition is our ability to understand other people, and it enables us to predict their behaviour and share experiences. It’s also critical to understanding the many nuances underpinning everyday…
Pets can also provide their owners with social support, acting as a friend and confidante.
Links between human health and pet ownership are of widespread community interest but there’s little clarity about the issue in scientific circles. It is relatively safe to say that pets can be good for…
Computer and console games offers many social and educational benefits to gamers, according to new research. The Edith Cowan…
A key mechanism for individuals to become extremists is social interactions. The support provided through these interactions…