Category Archives: Prosocial

Brain-to-brain synchronization across two persons predicts mutual prosociality

People tend to be more prosocial after synchronizing behaviors with others, yet the underlying neural mechanisms are rarely known. In this study, participant dyads performed either a coordination task or an independence task, with their brain activations recorded via the … Continue reading

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Sharing and giving across adolescence: the development of prosocial behavior

In this study, we use economic exchange games to examine the development of prosocial behavior in the form of sharing and giving in social interactions with peers across adolescence. Participants from four age groups (9-, 12-, 15-, and 18-year-olds, total … Continue reading

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The Female brain reacts more strongly to Prosocial behavior than the male brain

Women are more generous than men, behavioral experiments show. Now, researchers have been able to demonstrate that female and male brains process prosocial and selfish behavior differently. For women, prosocial behavior triggers a stronger reward signal, while male reward systems … Continue reading

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