Category Archives: Psychology

Attachment Style and Brain Activity in Adolescents

This blog post first appeared on www.huffingtonpost.com on July 31, 2014.   Adolescence is a critical time period during human social-emotional development. It is generally associated with changes in teenagers’ brain structure and function, as well as behavior. There is, however, also a … Continue reading

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The Neural Signature of Attachment Insecurity

This blog post first appeared on www.huffingtonpost.com on October 16, 2013.     In one of my previous blog posts on human social brain evolution, I already briefly mentioned the concept of attachment and attachment style. Here, I would like to elaborate on … Continue reading

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Tickling the Child Brain

This blog post first appeared on www.huffingtonpost.com on October 2, 2013.     Not too long ago, there was a vivid debate on the evolutionary origins and function of humor in humans (HuffPost TEDWeekends; see here, here and here). I do agree that these are important … Continue reading

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Evolution of the ‘Social Brain’ in Humans: What Are the Benefits and Costs of Belonging to a Social Species?

This blog post first appeared on http://www.huffingtonpost.com on September 16, 2013.     Humans are highly social beings. We like to be surrounded by friends and share our personal experiences with others. The recent appearance of various social networking tools, and … Continue reading

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