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Pain tolerance predicts human social network size.

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Personal social network size exhibits considerable variation in the human population and is associated with both physical and mental health status. Much of this inter-individual variation in human sociality remains unexplained from a biological perspective. According to the brain opioid theory of social attachment, binding of the neuropeptide β-endorphin to μ-opioid receptors in the central nervous system (CNS) is a key neurochemical mechanism involved in social bonding, particularly amongst ...

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10.1038/srep25267

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Scientific Reports Journal website
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6
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Article: 25267
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2016-01-01
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2045-2322
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uuid:009dc8b8-83c2-4e68-a6a5-0b0be3294f84
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619389
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pubs:619389

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