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Tag: Social behavior

Salivary Bioscience News

Salivary Secretory Immunoglobulin A (SIgA) Associations with Social Network Structures

Associations between Secretory Immunoglobulin A and Social Network Structure. Author: Kornienko O, et al. (2018). PURPOSE: This study investigates the social determinants of health by examining how mucosal immunity is associated with the patterning of social connections in a network. Studies have suggested that social networks have biological underpinnings, but investigations at the scale of […]

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HPA Axis Attunement May Serve a Bonding Function within Women’s Close Friendships

The Role of Co-Rumination and Adrenocortical Attunement in Young Women’s Close Friendships. Author: Rankin A, et al. (2018), Psychoneuroendocrinology. ABSTRACT: Attunement, or synchrony, of behavior and physiology has been well documented in family, mother-child, and romantic relationships.  This study aimed to determine whether attunement of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis occurs in women’s close friendships, and […]

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Testosterone levels impair emotion-recognition ability during test

Testosterone reduces functional connectivity during the ‘Reading the Mind in the Eyes’ Test. Author: Bos PA, et al (2016), Psychoneuroendocrinology. Women on average outperform men in cognitive-empathic abilities, such as the capacity to infer motives from the bodily cues of others, which is vital for effective social interaction. The steroid hormone testosterone is thought to […]