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Protest movements involving limited violence can sometimes be effective: Evidence from the 2020 BlackLivesMatter protests

11 April, 2022

A new Paper by PhD candidate Eric Shuman, Dr. Siwar Hasan Aslih and Prof. Eran Halperin, recently published in PNAS highlights the importance of considering multiple measures of protest effectiveness and suggests that mass protest (including when it mixes nonviolence and violence) can be effective at advancing the movement’s goals.

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Bio-behavioral synchrony is a potential mechanism for mate selection in humans

14 April, 2022
Bio-behavioral synchrony is a potential mechanism for mate selection in humans

Why are we attracted to some people and not to others?

A new study finds that when a man and a woman synchronize their physiology and dynamically tune their behavior to one another during a first date, they are romantically and sexually attracted to one another.

Dyadic synchrony and attunement are dynamic temporal phenomena, which reflect how two people can co-regulate each-other's physiology and behavior. Co-regulation in close bonds is adaptive because it can contribute to regulatory stability for both partners, and can thus promote health and well-being. Thus, both physiological synchrony and behavioral attunement with a potential romantic partner could serve as indicators for successful bonding and thus promote initial sexual and romantic attraction.

The research was conducted in the Bonding Neuroscience Lab by Lior Zeevi, Nathalie klein-Sellle, Yuval Hart and Shir Atzil.

See full article here https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-08582-6