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Neuroscience: Social networks in the brain

Functional magnetic resonance imaging and social network analysis show that on viewing familiar individuals in a small social network, the brain activates regions critical for inferring mental states and intentions, as well as regions associated with spatial navigation and psychological distance.

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Curley, J., Ochsner, K. Neuroscience: Social networks in the brain. Nat Hum Behav 1, 0104 (2017).

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