The Neurobiology of Jealousy

10/23/2017 - Professor Emerita of Psychology Sally Mendoza at Psychology Today.

Jealousy triggers an increase of neuralactivity in brain areas associated with pair bonding and social pain, along with an uptick in testosterone and cortisol, according to a new study from the University of California, Davis, of male Coppery titi monkeys, who are hardwired for monogamy. These findings were recently published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. According to the researchers, this is the first study to use a monogamous primate model to better understand the neurobiology of jealousy. 

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