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Neural mechanisms of social dominance

Abstract In a group setting, individuals’ perceptions of their own level of dominance or of the dominance level of others, and the ability to adequately control their behavior based on these perceptions are crucial for living within a social environment. Recent advances in neural imaging and molecular technology have enabled researchers to investigate the neural substrates that support the perception…

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Lion King: animal – asshole

http://youtu.be/dRgq0hCvfd8 Hi, this is Just Like Animals and its host – Madagascar hissing cockroach Urgant. Urgant has a lot to tell us but she misses the vocal apparatus. So, I, Zhenya Timonova, will speak instead. Some people look like animals. And they are most proud when we compare them to a lion. But this is quite strange. Because, the lion…

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Touch communication builds Alliance’s Performance

Tactile communication, or touch, is an important form of communication for many animals. Mother tigers lick and nuzzle their babies, chimpanzees groom each other, and bear cubs wrestle with each other. Touch is used to comfort, to establish dominance and to establish bonds. (http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks) Tactile communication, or physical touch, promotes cooperation between people, communicates distinct emotions, soothes in times of…

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Dominance & Power – the fundamental concept of social scienceDominance un vara – fundamentāls sociālās zinātnes koncepts

Russel (as cited in Dunbar & Burgoon, 2005) describes, “the fundamental concept in social science is power, in the same way that energy is the fundamental concept in physics“. Power and dominance-submission are two key concepts in relationships, especially close relationships where individuals rely on one another to achieve their goals (Dunbar & Burgoon, 2005) and as such it is…

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Words of power

Ever noticed how some writers have an uncanny ability to toy with your emotions? Within the span of a few pages, you can go from shaking with excitement to bawling your eyes out to flying into a rage and throwing the book across the room. It’s the hallmark of great writing, proof of mastery of the craft, and the yardstick…

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