Social neuroscience: More friends, more problems...more gray matter?

Maia Ten Brink, Asif A. Ghazanfar

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The social brain hypothesis generically posits that increasing social group size relates is associated with an increase in neocortex size. A new study identifies, within a species, the specific neural circuit that may confer the primate ability to manage social relationships as they increase in number.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R84-R85
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 7 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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