Sex-linked neuroanatomical basis of human altruistic cooperativeness.

@article{Yamasue2008SexlinkedNB,
  title={Sex-linked neuroanatomical basis of human altruistic cooperativeness.},
  author={Hidenori Yamasue and Osamu Abe and Motomu Suga and Haruyasu Yamada and Mark A. Rogers and Shigeki Aoki and Nobumasa Kato and Kiyoto Kasai},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 10},
  pages={
          2331-40
        }
}
Human altruistic cooperativeness, one of the most important components of our highly organized society, is along with a greatly enlarged brain relative to body size a spectacular outlier in the animal world. The "social-brain hypothesis" suggests that human brain expansion reflects an increased necessity for information processing to create social reciprocity and cooperation in our complex society. The present study showed that the young adult females (n = 66) showed greater Cooperativeness as… CONTINUE READING

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