from day 04/06/2012

A debate on Robin Dunbar’s social brain hypothesis

  This post is part of a Webinar, Debating Dunbar's Number. Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3   Some months ago, an article by Jan de Ruiter, Gavin Weston and Stephen Lyon appeared in American Anthropologist. The paper's target is Robin Dunbar's Social brain ...

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Are we sure we can groom beyond Dunbar’s number?

This post is part of a Webinar, Debating Dunbar's Number. Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 When I heard about Kanai et al.'s paper [1] announcing a correlation between grey matter density in several brain areas and online social network size, I immediately updated my Facebook ...

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