R I M Dunbar
Affiliation: University of Oxford
- Performance of music elevates pain threshold and positive affect: implications for the evolutionary function of musicR 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...
- Social laughter is correlated with an elevated pain thresholdR 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...
- New insights into differences in brain organization between Neanderthals and anatomically modern humansEiluned 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...
- Bridging the bonding gap: the transition from primates to humansR 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....
- Social cognition on the Internet: testing constraints on social network sizeR 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...
- 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....
- Rowers' high: behavioural synchrony is correlated with elevated pain thresholdsEmma 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....