Even chimpanzees and six-year-old infants want to punish antisocial behavior.
MRI study analyzes stress-processing brain regions in older city dwellers. A study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development has investigated the relationship between the availability of nature near city dwellers’ homes and their brain health. Its findings are relevant for urban planners among others.
Adults too can acquire social skills such as empathy and compassion. The human brain is able to change and adapt to new conditions throughout life. Scientists refer to this capacity as plasticity. Until recently, it was unclear to what extent areas of the brain that control social behavior also possess this ability.