Why We Really Are Group Creatures

Change is good.

(Telegraph) Why we stick to our own class – it’s a meeting of minds

Scientists may have found why we naturally befriend and marry people of our own social standing – our brains naturally light up more in their presence.

Researchers found that a part of our brain that controls motivation and emotion becomes more active when we meet people “like us”.

The findings seem to turn on their head the idea that we are more excited about meeting people above our station and that we aspire to a higher class.

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