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Environment and time as constraints on the biogeographical distribution of gibbons.

Dunbar RIM, Cheyne SM, Lan D, Korstjens A, Lehmann J, Cowlishaw G.

Am J Primatol. 2019 Jan 3:e22940. doi: 10.1002/ajp.22940. [Epub ahead of print]


Associations between neurochemical receptor genes, 2D:4D, impulsivity and relationship quality.

Pearce E, Wlodarski R, Machin A, Dunbar RIM.

Biol Lett. 2018 Dec 5;14(12). pii: 20180642. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0642.


The Influence of Genetic Variation on Social Disposition, Romantic Relationships and Social Networks: a Replication Study.

Pearce E, Wlodarski R, Machin A, Dunbar RIM.

Adapt Human Behav Physiol. 2018;4(4):400-422. doi: 10.1007/s40750-018-0101-8. Epub 2018 Aug 29.


Time Constraints Do Not Limit Group Size in Arboreal Guenons but Do Explain Community Size and Distribution Patterns.

Korstjens AH, Lehmann J, Dunbar RIM.

Int J Primatol. 2018;39(4):511-531. doi: 10.1007/s10764-018-0048-4. Epub 2018 Jul 11.


Cognitive resource allocation determines the organization of personal networks.

Tamarit I, Cuesta JA, Dunbar RIM, Sánchez A.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Aug 14;115(33):8316-8321. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1719233115. Epub 2018 Jul 26.


The Microbiome in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience.

Sarkar A, Harty S, Lehto SM, Moeller AH, Dinan TG, Dunbar RIM, Cryan JF, Burnet PWJ.

Trends Cogn Sci. 2018 Jul;22(7):611-636. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2018.04.006. Epub 2018 Jun 12. Review.


Trade-off between fertility and predation risk drives a geometric sequence in the pattern of group sizes in baboons.

Dunbar RIM, MacCarron P, Robertson C.

Biol Lett. 2018 Mar;14(3). pii: 20170700. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0700.


The structural and functional brain networks that support human social networks.

Noonan MP, Mars RB, Sallet J, Dunbar RIM, Fellows LK.

Behav Brain Res. 2018 Dec 14;355:12-23. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2018.02.019. Epub 2018 Feb 20.


Primate social group sizes exhibit a regular scaling pattern with natural attractors.

Dunbar RIM, Mac Carron P, Shultz S.

Biol Lett. 2018 Jan;14(1). pii: 20170490. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0490.


Optimising human community sizes.

Dunbar RIM, Sosis R.

Evol Hum Behav. 2018 Jan;39(1):106-111. doi: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2017.11.001.


The Anatomy of Friendship.

Dunbar RIM.

Trends Cogn Sci. 2018 Jan;22(1):32-51. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2017.10.004. Review.


Tracking urban human activity from mobile phone calling patterns.

Monsivais D, Ghosh A, Bhattacharya K, Dunbar RIM, Kaski K.

PLoS Comput Biol. 2017 Nov 21;13(11):e1005824. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005824. eCollection 2017 Nov.


Reply to Jern et al.: On asking the right questions.

Dunbar RIM.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Oct 31;114(44):E9187. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1711469114. Epub 2017 Oct 12. No abstract available.


Seasonal and geographical impact on human resting periods.

Monsivais D, Bhattacharya K, Ghosh A, Dunbar RIM, Kaski K.

Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 6;7(1):10717. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-11125-z.


What Shall We Talk about in Farsi? : Content of Everyday Conversations in Iran.

Dahmardeh M, Dunbar RIM.

Hum Nat. 2017 Dec;28(4):423-433. doi: 10.1007/s12110-017-9300-4.


Why are there so many explanations for primate brain evolution?

Dunbar RIM, Shultz S.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2017 Aug 19;372(1727). pii: 20160244. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0244. Review.


Social Laughter Triggers Endogenous Opioid Release in Humans.

Manninen S, Tuominen L, Dunbar RI, Karjalainen T, Hirvonen J, Arponen E, Hari R, Jääskeläinen IP, Sams M, Nummenmaa L.

J Neurosci. 2017 Jun 21;37(25):6125-6131. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0688-16.2017. Epub 2017 May 23.


Variation in the β-endorphin, oxytocin, and dopamine receptor genes is associated with different dimensions of human sociality.

Pearce E, Wlodarski R, Machin A, Dunbar RIM.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 May 16;114(20):5300-5305. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1700712114. Epub 2017 May 1. Erratum in: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jun 13;114(24):E4898.


Higher order intentionality tasks are cognitively more demanding.

Lewis PA, Birch A, Hall A, Dunbar RIM.

Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2017 Jul 1;12(7):1063-1071. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsx034.


Fertility, kinship and the evolution of mass ideologies.

David-Barrett T, Dunbar RI.

J Theor Biol. 2017 Mar 21;417:20-27. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.01.015. Epub 2017 Jan 14.


Language as a coordination tool evolves slowly.

David-Barrett T, Dunbar RI.

R Soc Open Sci. 2016 Dec 21;3(12):160259. doi: 10.1098/rsos.160259. eCollection 2016 Dec.


Is group singing special? Health, well-being and social bonds in community-based adult education classes.

Pearce E, Launay J, Machin A, Dunbar RI.

J Community Appl Soc Psychol. 2016 Nov/Dec;26(6):518-533. Epub 2016 Jul 17.


Singing together or apart: The effect of competitive and cooperative singing on social bonding within and between sub-groups of a university Fraternity.

Pearce E, Launay J, van Duijn M, Rotkirch A, David-Barrett T, Dunbar RI.

Psychol Music. 2016 Nov;44(6):1255-1273. Epub 2016 Mar 29.


Emotional arousal when watching drama increases pain threshold and social bonding.

Dunbar RI, Teasdale B, Thompson J, Budelmann F, Duncan S, van Emde Boas E, Maguire L.

R Soc Open Sci. 2016 Sep 21;3(9):160288. eCollection 2016 Sep.


When BOLD is thicker than water: processing social information about kin and friends at different levels of the social network.

Wlodarski R, Dunbar RI.

Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2016 Dec;11(12):1952-1960. Epub 2016 Aug 30.


Silent disco: dancing in synchrony leads to elevated pain thresholds and social closeness.

Tarr B, Launay J, Dunbar RI.

Evol Hum Behav. 2016 Sep;37(5):343-349. Epub 2016 Feb 24.


A Dominant Social Comparison Heuristic Unites Alternative Mechanisms for the Evolution of Indirect Reciprocity.

Whitaker RM, Colombo GB, Allen SM, Dunbar RI.

Sci Rep. 2016 Aug 12;6:31459. doi: 10.1038/srep31459.


Group size, vocal grooming and the origins of language.

Dunbar RI.

Psychon Bull Rev. 2017 Feb;24(1):209-212. doi: 10.3758/s13423-016-1122-6. Review.


Modelling the Evolution of Social Structure.

Sutcliffe AG, Dunbar RI, Wang D.

PLoS One. 2016 Jul 18;11(7):e0158605. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158605. eCollection 2016.


Reply to Falcon.

Dunbar RI, Wlodarski R.

Biol Lett. 2016 May;12(5). pii: 20160213. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0213. No abstract available.


Bipedality and hair loss in human evolution revisited: The impact of altitude and activity scheduling.

Dávid-Barrett T, Dunbar RI.

J Hum Evol. 2016 May;94:72-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2016.02.006. Epub 2016 Mar 22.


Group music performance causes elevated pain thresholds and social bonding in small and large groups of singers.

Weinstein D, Launay J, Pearce E, Dunbar RI, Stewart L.

Evol Hum Behav. 2016 Mar 1;37(2):152-158.


Sex differences in social focus across the life cycle in humans.

Bhattacharya K, Ghosh A, Monsivais D, Dunbar RI, Kaski K.

R Soc Open Sci. 2016 Apr 6;3(4):160097. doi: 10.1098/rsos.160097. eCollection 2016 Apr.


Pain tolerance predicts human social network size.

Johnson KV, Dunbar RI.

Sci Rep. 2016 Apr 28;6:25267. doi: 10.1038/srep25267.


Do online social media cut through the constraints that limit the size of offline social networks?

Dunbar RI.

R Soc Open Sci. 2016 Jan 20;3(1):150292. doi: 10.1098/rsos.150292. eCollection 2016 Jan.


Social density processes regulate the functioning and performance of foraging human teams.

King AJ, Myatt JP, Fürtbauer I, Oesch N, Dunbar RI, Sumner S, Usherwood JR, Hailes S, Brown MR.

Sci Rep. 2015 Dec 17;5:18260. doi: 10.1038/srep18260.


The extreme capsule fiber complex in humans and macaque monkeys: a comparative diffusion MRI tractography study.

Mars RB, Foxley S, Verhagen L, Jbabdi S, Sallet J, Noonan MP, Neubert FX, Andersson JL, Croxson PL, Dunbar RI, Khrapitchev AA, Sibson NR, Miller KL, Rushworth MF.

Brain Struct Funct. 2016 Nov;221(8):4059-4071. Epub 2015 Dec 1.


The Complexity of Jokes Is Limited by Cognitive Constraints on Mentalizing.

Dunbar RI, Launay J, Curry O.

Hum Nat. 2016 Jun;27(2):130-40. doi: 10.1007/s12110-015-9251-6.


The ice-breaker effect: singing mediates fast social bonding.

Pearce E, Launay J, Dunbar RI.

R Soc Open Sci. 2015 Oct 28;2(10):150221. doi: 10.1098/rsos.150221. eCollection 2015 Oct.


Topography of social touching depends on emotional bonds between humans.

Suvilehto JT, Glerean E, Dunbar RI, Hari R, Nummenmaa L.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Nov 10;112(45):13811-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1519231112. Epub 2015 Oct 26. Erratum in: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Dec 1;112(48):E6718.


Managing Relationship Decay : Network, Gender, and Contextual Effects.

Roberts SB, Dunbar RI.

Hum Nat. 2015 Dec;26(4):426-50. doi: 10.1007/s12110-015-9242-7.


Daily Rhythms in Mobile Telephone Communication.

Aledavood T, López E, Roberts SG, Reed-Tsochas F, Moro E, Dunbar RI, Saramäki J.

PLoS One. 2015 Sep 21;10(9):e0138098. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138098. eCollection 2015.


Joint attention, shared goals, and social bonding.

Wolf W, Launay J, Dunbar RI.

Br J Psychol. 2016 May;107(2):322-37. doi: 10.1111/bjop.12144. Epub 2015 Aug 10.



Wlodarski R, Dunbar RI.

Hum Ethol Bull. 2015;30(1):99-108.


The Effects of Romantic Love on Mentalizing Abilities.

Wlodarski R, Dunbar RI.

Rev Gen Psychol. 2014 Dec 1;18(4):313-321.


Playing with Strangers: Which Shared Traits Attract Us Most to New People?

Launay J, Dunbar RI.

PLoS One. 2015 Jun 8;10(6):e0129688. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129688. eCollection 2015.


Adult attachment style is associated with cerebral μ-opioid receptor availability in humans.

Nummenmaa L, Manninen S, Tuominen L, Hirvonen J, Kalliokoski KK, Nuutila P, Jääskeläinen IP, Hari R, Dunbar RI, Sams M.

Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Sep;36(9):3621-8. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22866. Epub 2015 Jun 5.


Women favour dyadic relationships, but men prefer clubs: cross-cultural evidence from social networking.

David-Barrett T, Rotkirch A, Carney J, Behncke Izquierdo I, Krems JA, Townley D, McDaniell E, Byrne-Smith A, Dunbar RI.

PLoS One. 2015 Mar 16;10(3):e0118329. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118329. eCollection 2015.


Apes in the Anthropocene: flexibility and survival.

Hockings KJ, McLennan MR, Carvalho S, Ancrenaz M, Bobe R, Byrne RW, Dunbar RI, Matsuzawa T, McGrew WC, Williamson EA, Wilson ML, Wood B, Wrangham RW, Hill CM.

Trends Ecol Evol. 2015 Apr;30(4):215-22. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2015.02.002. Epub 2015 Mar 9. Review.


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