R I M Dunbar

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Affiliation: University of Oxford
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Performance of music elevates pain threshold and positive affect: implications for the evolutionary function of music
    R I M Dunbar
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK
    Evol Psychol 10:688-702. 2012
  2. pmc Social laughter is correlated with an elevated pain threshold
    R I M Dunbar
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1161-7. 2012
  3. pmc New insights into differences in brain organization between Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans
    Eiluned Pearce
    Department of Experimental Psychology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20130168. 2013
  4. pmc Bridging the bonding gap: the transition from primates to humans
    R I M Dunbar
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, 64 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PN, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:1837-46. 2012
  5. pmc Social cognition on the Internet: testing constraints on social network size
    R I M Dunbar
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:2192-201. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Predation by mammalian carnivores on nocturnal primates: is the lack of evidence support for the effectiveness of nocturnality as an antipredator strategy?
    D Burnham
    Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Recanati Kaplan Centre, Tubney, UK
    Folia Primatol (Basel) 83:236-51. 2012
  7. pmc Rowers' high: behavioural synchrony is correlated with elevated pain thresholds
    Emma E A Cohen
    Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, 64 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PN, UK
    Biol Lett 6:106-8. 2010

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Publications7

  1. ncbi request reprint Performance of music elevates pain threshold and positive affect: implications for the evolutionary function of music
    R I M Dunbar
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK
    Evol Psychol 10:688-702. 2012
    ..We discuss the implications of this in the context of community bonding mechanisms that commonly involve dance and music-making...
  2. pmc Social laughter is correlated with an elevated pain threshold
    R I M Dunbar
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1161-7. 2012
    ..This pain-tolerance effect is due to laughter itself and not simply due to a change in positive affect. We suggest that laughter, through an endorphin-mediated opiate effect, may play a crucial role in social bonding...
  3. pmc New insights into differences in brain organization between Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans
    Eiluned Pearce
    Department of Experimental Psychology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20130168. 2013
    ..We discuss possible implications of differing brain organization in terms of social cognition, and consider these in the context of differing abilities to cope with fluctuating resources and cultural maintenance...
  4. pmc Bridging the bonding gap: the transition from primates to humans
    R I M Dunbar
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, 64 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PN, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:1837-46. 2012
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  5. pmc Social cognition on the Internet: testing constraints on social network size
    R I M Dunbar
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:2192-201. 2012
    ..This may be because only relatively weak quality relationships can be maintained without face-to-face interaction...
  6. doi request reprint Predation by mammalian carnivores on nocturnal primates: is the lack of evidence support for the effectiveness of nocturnality as an antipredator strategy?
    D Burnham
    Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Recanati Kaplan Centre, Tubney, UK
    Folia Primatol (Basel) 83:236-51. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc Rowers' high: behavioural synchrony is correlated with elevated pain thresholds
    Emma E A Cohen
    Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, 64 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PN, UK
    Biol Lett 6:106-8. 2010
    ....