|Title||Amygdala volume and social network size in humans|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Bickart, KC, Wright, CI, Dautoff, RJ, Dickerson, BC, Barrett, LF|
|Keywords||2011-01-05, brain, brain size, sociality, social\_networks|
We found that amygdala volume correlates with the size and complexity of social networks in adult humans. An exploratory analysis of subcortical structures did not find strong evidence for similar relationships with any other structure, but there were associations between social network variables and cortical thickness in three cortical areas, two of them with amygdala connectivity. These findings indicate that the amygdala is important in social behavior.
Amygdala volume and social network size in humans
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