Study Suggests Cohabitating Couples Exhibit High Levels of Interbrain and Behavioral Synchrony for Optimal Performance of Social Goals

Cohabitating couples have greater interbrain and behavioral synchrony than friends and strangers resulting in better speed and accuracy in social goal performance.

Scientists Propose a Quantum Theory of Consciousness

Written by Brett Weiss 10-31-2020 Image by Garik Barseghyan from Pixabay Consciousness has puzzled human beings since the dawn of mankind. Philosophers, biologists, physicists, and neuroscientists have all attempted to provide a definitive explanation of it, however, an accurate account is still pending. Great technological advancements in the field of neuroscience have paved the way …

Loneliness and the brain

Scientists have studied social interactions to understand the deleterious effects of social isolation, but research shows loneliness affects the structure of the brain. Studies of the brain could pave the way to future treatments of diseases stemming from loneliness. Written by Brett J. Weiss June 20, 2020 According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 31 …

Us and Them: Neurobiology of Intergroup Differences and Conflict

Image by John Hain from Pixabay Written by Brett Weiss December 2019 Biology reveals that humans are animals– Old World primates, also referred to as apes (Sapolsky, 2018).  Humans have innate needs and desires to belong to groups, and with these needs comes potential for differences and conflict between groups.  Countless examples throughout human history …