Genetics

A 'social' gene in fish could contain new clues to autism

Zebrafish are social creatures. When they see another member of their species, they'll orient towards them and swim closer, much like a human at a cocktail party turning to face someone who's telling a joke over a plate of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Q&A: For some older adults, a pandemic of loneliness

Because of COVID-19's social distancing safety precautions, many people are not only living in fear of the virus daily, but many are feeling isolated and alone. UConn Today sat down with the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry ...

Neuroscience

Brain imaging reveals neural correlates of human social behavior

Advances in the study of human social behavior may lead to a better understanding of normal processes such as empathy and theory of mind, as well as dysregulated conditions including autism spectrum disorder. The findings ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to pass the false-belief task before your fourth birthday

As social creatures, humans must constantly monitor each other's intentions, beliefs, desires, and other mental states. A particularly important social skill is the ability to take another person's perspective and understand ...

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