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[social grooming] we are held together by unspoken contacts

[social grooming] we are held together by unspoken contacts [social grooming] we are held together by unspoken contacts
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My colleagues and I have found that, since humans have much bigger social groups than nonhuman primates, our species must be using more sophisticated bonding mechanisms than simple physical grooming—for instance, laughter, singing and dancing. We have also concluded that the function of social grooming is to activate the brain’s endorphin receptors. These activities give us a mental and physical “social high.”

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