How the brain ‘mentalizes’ cooperation

This article by Hokkaido University originally appeared in MedicalXpress

What parts of your brain are involved in gauging a friend’s actions and adjusting your own; for example, when you both carry a couch up a flight of stairs? Researchers in Japan have found that part of the right side of the brain, called the temporoparietal junction, is significantly activated when two people cooperate together to achieve a common goal.

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