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We’re Hardwired to Be Jealous, But Why?

After studying monkeys in the lab, scientists found humans aren’t the only species to experience jealousy. Here’s how it works in the brain.

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Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mind
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171019101010.htm “Scientists find that in male titi monkeys, jealousy is associated with heightened activity in the cingulate cortex, an area of the brain associated with social pain in humans, and the lateral septum, associated with pair bond formation in primates.”

The ‘Love Hormone’ Oxytocin Helps to Fuel Our Friendships and Social Nature
https://www.seeker.com/health/mind/the-love-hormone-oxytocin-helps-fuel-our-friendships-and-social-nature
“The ‘love hormone’ that bonds a mother and child, and which also plays an important role in forming sexual attachments, is more involved in our friendships and social lives than we previously understood.”

Trouble Sleeping? Restless Nights Evolved From Ancestors Avoiding Dangers
https://www.seeker.com/culture/behavior/trouble-sleeping-restless-nights-evolved-from-ancestors-avoiding-dangers
“If you’re one of the many people who sometimes has difficulty staying asleep, you’ll be interested to learn that the root cause may be at least partly prehistoric. A new hypothesis, based on research concerning modern hunter-gatherers, suggests that humans evolved to be somewhat vigilant at night in order to avoid predators and other threats.”

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