Previously unknown language in Southeast Asia has many words to describe sharing and cooperation, and none for stealing.

STARRE VARTAN Linguists from Lund University in Sweden have discovered a previously undocumented language — a perfect example of why field research is so important in the social sciences. Only spoken by about 280 people in northern Peninsular Malaysia, this language includes a “rich vocabulary of words to describe exchanging and sharing,” according to researchersContinue reading “Previously unknown language in Southeast Asia has many words to describe sharing and cooperation, and none for stealing.”

Brain activity differs between men and women when cooperating

When it comes to social behavior, there are clear differences between men and women, and a new study suggests cooperation with others is no exception. Written by Honor Whiteman Published in the journal Scientific Reports, the study reveals that men and women show significant differences in brain activity when working with others in order toContinue reading “Brain activity differs between men and women when cooperating”