The New York Times: You share everything with your bestie. Even your brain waves

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

Researchers have long known that people choose friends who are much like themselves in a wide array of characteristics: of a similar age, race, religion, socioeconomic status, educational level, political leaning, pulchritude rating, even handgrip strength. The impulse toward homophily, toward bonding with others who are the least other possible, is found among traditional hunter-gatherer groups and advanced capitalist societies alike. (April 16, 2018)

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