Social relationships enhance our brain

Researchers from Harvard Medical School found that people who are more friendly have the amygdale part of the brain bigger , than their less social colleagues. The conclusions of the research were published in the journal “Nature Neuroscience”.

The latest edition of the industry’s renowned scientific journal “Nature Neuroscience” presents a very interesting conclusions from the research conducted by Lisa Feldman (Harvard Medical School) and her colleagues. During the tests, selected group of volunteers were asked to fill in a survey, which asked them about the number of friends and contacts on social networks and level of advanced social relationships. It turned out, that people who have declared significantly higher than others number of owned by them social contact - have larger amygdala of the brain.

Amygdala itself is directly responsible for the concentration of human emotions and ability to deal with networking, which translates directly into quality of life and a greater chance of personal development. The amygdala, which should be highlighted here - is not responsible for the ability of remembering new information (learning), but by itself is an extremely important part of our brain.

The results of the research will be repeated and verified, because it is not certain whether the amygdala grows with the expansion of the list of our friends, or its size is the result of the so-called social interaction.