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Social network size affects neural circuits in macaques.

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It has been suggested that variation in brain structure correlates with the sizes of individuals' social networks. Whether variation in social network size causes variation in brain structure, however, is unknown. To address this question, we neuroimaged 23 monkeys that had been living in social groups set to different sizes. Subject comparison revealed that living in larger groups caused increases in gray matter in mid-superior temporal sulcus and rostral prefrontal cortex and increased coup...

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10.1126/science.1210027

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
334
Issue:
6056
Pages:
697-700
Publication date:
2011-11-05
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
URN:
uuid:eceac142-3ad0-426c-b6de-419af015e357
Source identifiers:
198779
Local pid:
pubs:198779

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