Which role does the brain play in prosocial behavior?

Which role does the brain play in prosocial behavior?

Helping other people in need is a foundation of our society. It is intuitive to believe that we help others because we empathically share their pain. The Social Brain Lab investigated whether altering activity in these tactile brain regions while witnessing the pain of others would alter people’s willingness to help.

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The Overkill Backfire Effect: on the Danger of Having Too Much Evidence

The Overkill Backfire Effect: on the Danger of Having Too Much Evidence

The overkill backfire effect is a cognitive bias that causes people to reject arguments that they think are too complex, in favor of arguments that are easy for them to understand. Accounting for this bias is important, because it means that past a certain point, presenting additional evidence in support of your argument can actually make people less likely to accept it.

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Men lose interest in sex during long-term relationships before women, study finds

Men lose interest in sex during long-term relationships before women, study finds

Men are the first to lose interest in sex during long-term relationships, a study has found. Men are put off of sex because they feel insecure and because they worry about losing their freedom within a relationship. An analysis of 64 studies on sexual desire conducted since the 1950s found that men also have unrealistic expectations of their appetite and their bodies as they get older.

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