Dating antisocial women
The results showed that, unlike the maths exercise, the computer game did not stimulate the brain's frontal lobe, an area which plays an important role in the repression of anti-social impulses and is associated with memory, learning and emotion.A lack of stimulation in this area before the age of 20 prevented the neurons from thickening and connecting, thus impairing the brain's ability to control impulses such as violence and aggression.The first cue, the appearance of an 'outsider' bee, normally elicits an aggressive reaction from a hive member.And the second, the presence of a member of the queen's offspring, usually prompts a worker bee to start performing nurturing behaviour.Scientists concluded that antisocial texts could be used to predict deviant behaviour 'We were interested in how adolescents use electronic communication, particularly text messaging,' said Dr.Samuel Ehrenreich, post-doctoral researcher in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas who lead the research.Inside a bee hive, there are 'rogue' members of the colony that appear to be indifferent to social instructions.Rather than being sick, these insects may have a genetic condition that is similar to autism spectrum disorder (stock image)Bees and humans have not shared a common ancestor for more than half a billion years and it is still not clear how both species evolved to have such intricate social systems.
The researchers then analysed the brains of these 'unresponsive' bees to study the activity of genes related to social behaviour.
Inside a bee hive, there are 'rogue' members of the colony that appear to be indifferent to social instructions sent by their hive mates.
Rather than being sick or unintelligent, these insects may have a genetic condition that is similar to autism spectrum disorder, researchers have found.
The finding suggests that our instinct to crave company from others may be shaped by an ancient genetic toolkit that also drives the behaviour of social insects.
Scroll down for video As part of a new study, researchers looked at 246 groups of unrelated bees and studied their responses to two key kinds of social cues.
'The social responsiveness depends on context, and is different in the two cases.'The study is a first glimpse of the molecular heritage shared across the animal kingdom and offers tantalizing clues about the evolution of social behaviour, the researchers said.