Social interaction

Happy senior couple in the park

Keeping up with friends into old age could help prevent dementia.

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New research suggests people with autism may not have as much difficulty imagining the thoughts of others as previously believed.

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Old-fashioned good manners and a simple thank you are among the best ways to establish new relationships, UNSW research shows.

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Understanding social cognition and how it can be disrupted in different kinds of brain disorders holds great promise for helping people with social difficulties, writes Skye McDonald.