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Cooperation. Emphaty. Social relations. Study reveals the brain regulates social behavior differently in males and females. The brain regulates social behavior differently in males and females, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Study reveals the brain regulates social behavior differently in males and females

A team of researchers led by Dr. Elliott Albers, director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience and Regents' Professor of Neuroscience at Georgia State University, and graduate student Joseph I. Terranova, has discovered that serotonin (5-HT) and arginine-vasopressin (AVP) act in opposite ways in males and females to influence aggression and dominance.

Because dominance and aggressiveness have been linked to stress resistance, these findings may influence the development of more effective gender-specific treatment strategies for stress-related neuropsychiatric disorders. See Also: Sex differences in brain may underlie neurodevelopmental disorders more common in males "These results begin to provide a neurochemical basis for understanding how the social brain works quite differently in males and females," said Albers. Rising Strong: Brené Brown on the Physics of Vulnerability and What Resilient People Have in Common. “There is no science without fancy, and no art without facts,” Vladimir Nabokov famously proclaimed.

Rising Strong: Brené Brown on the Physics of Vulnerability and What Resilient People Have in Common

Today, hardly anyone embodies this sentiment more fully than Brené Brown, who came of age as a social scientist in an era when the tyranny of facts trivialized the richness of fancy and the human experience was squeezed out of the qualitative in the service of the quantitative, the two pitted as polarities. But like Susan Sontag, who recognized how polarities limit and imprison us, Brown defied these dogmatic dichotomies and went on to become what she calls a “researcher-storyteller” — a social scientist who studies the complexities and nuances of the human experience with equal regard for data and story, enriching story with data and ennobling data with story in a quest to “find knowledge and truth in a full range of sources.”

This Video Dispels Every "Nature VS Nurture" Myth You've Ever Heard. The Implications are Profound. Summary of Zygmunt Bauman’s Liquid Modernity – Chapter One. Chapter One – Emancipation The chapter begins with Marcuse’s complaint that, by the mid 1970s, most people didn’t see the need to be liberated from society, fewer were prepared to act on that wish, and in any case no one was certain how that liberation might differ from the then current social situation.

Summary of Zygmunt Bauman’s Liquid Modernity – Chapter One

Zygmunt Bauman interview: Zygmunt Bauman: “Social media are a trap” Zygmunt Bauman has just celebrated his 90th birthday and taken two flights from his home in the northern British city of Leeds to get to an event in Burgos, northern Spain.

Zygmunt Bauman interview: Zygmunt Bauman: “Social media are a trap”

He admits to being tired as we begin the interview, but he still manages to express his ideas calmly and clearly, taking his time with each response because he hates giving simple answers to complex questions. Collectivism vs. individualism. "Individualism is at once an ethical-psychological concept and an ethical-political one.

collectivism vs. individualism

As an ethical-psychological concept, individualism holds that a human being should think and judge independently, respecting nothing more than the sovereignty of his or her mind; thus, it is intimately connected with the concept of autonomy. As an ethical-political concept, individualism upholds the supremacy of individual rights ... " -- Nathaniel Branden HERE "Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual). " -- Ayn Rand "Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.

" -- Ayn Rand. Another Look at Modern Human Communication. Communication ways in the 21st century, trap or hope?

Another Look at Modern Human Communication

Ever since the beginning of the human race, when our ancestors were fighting saber-toothed tigers, communication among individuals within the primitive societies was already serving a extremely important function for the sake of survival. At that time people would gather around a bonfire, with food ready at hand, and start conversations with topics of all kinds. They wound talk about protection and education of the young, they would argue about the skills for hunting animals with their own experience, they would also share stories of an earlier time that shared by their ancestors. Communication contributed to the mind-blowing success of the human race. People Spend More Time in a Year on Digital Media than Everything Else Combined. How facial features drive our first impressions.

28 July 2014Last updated at 15:23 ET By Jonathan Webb Science reporter, BBC News.

How facial features drive our first impressions

Here's What Facebook Is Doing to Your Brain. It's Kind of Shocking. What Facebook Is Doing to Your Brain Is Kind of Shocking. Social and political movements related to the P2P (participatory), open (open access to knowledge), and ‘commons’ paradigms. Please read: Mapping a Coalition for the Commons.

Social and political movements related to the P2P (participatory), open (open access to knowledge), and ‘commons’ paradigms

By Philippe Aigrain. Introduction Marco Berlinguer: “The free culture movements comprise a wide range of experiences mainly emerging around the internet and the digital revolution. Rethinking Social Networking. Four years ago, Facebook had 100 million users.

Rethinking Social Networking

Thegodmolecule: here is a tribe in Africa where... Would You Walk Past Your Mom Without Speaking? If She Were Homeless, You Might. A few years ago, when my uncle passed away, I was surprised to learn that he’d lived in Los Angeles, where I live, for several years.

Would You Walk Past Your Mom Without Speaking? If She Were Homeless, You Might

He suffered from mental health issues, and my family had lost regular contact with him. Dr Paul Howard Jones - What is the Internet Doing to our Brains? The Birth And Death Of Privacy: 3,000 Years of History Told Through 46 Images — The Ferenstein Wire. Increased urban density and skyrocketing rents in the major cities has put pressure on communal living. “We’re seeing a shift in consciousness from hyper-individualistic to more cooperative spaces…We have a vision to raise our families together.” ~ Jordan Aleja Grader, San Francisco resident.