Friends with many benefits

Dr Lauren Brent, a post doc in the Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour in Psychology, has had her paper on the evolution of friendship published in New Scientist.

'No wonder friendship feels so good: for us humans, friends are not an optional extra – we evolved to rely on them. You might even say we're addicted'.

Lauren's research looks at the evolution of friendship and its link to our health and biological success.

Read the article in full on the New Scientist website.

Date: 9 June 2014

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