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Synchrony as an adaptive mechanism for large-scale human social bonding

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Humans have developed a number of specific mechanisms that allow us to maintain much larger social networks than would be expected given our brain size. For our primate cousins, social bonding is primarily supported using grooming, and the bonding effect this produces is primarily mechanistically underpinned by the release of endorphins (although other neurohormones are also likely to be involved). Given large group sizes and time budgeting constraints, grooming is not viable as the primary s...

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10.1111/eth.12528

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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European Research Council
Grant:
Advanced Investigator Grant No. 295663 awarded toRD
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Dunbar, R
Publisher:
Blackwell Verlag
Journal:
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Volume:
122
Issue:
10
Pages:
779-789
Publication date:
2016-10-01
Acceptance date:
2016-07-26
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EISSN:
1439-0310
ISSN:
0179-1613
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pubs:642354
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uuid:9211c42f-946c-49b0-90fd-41b524f28a7d
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642354
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2016-11-17

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