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Sep 22, 2021

Do Microbes Make Us Social?

Posted by in categories: biological, evolution, genetics, neuroscience

Microbes may have influenced the evolution of the social brain and behavior as a means to propagate their own genetic material.

—Cryan, Dinan, et al., November 2,019 Science.


In an effort to extend their territory, microbes may push us to socialize.

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