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Synchrony and exertion during dance independently raise pain threshold and encourage social bonding.

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Group dancing is a ubiquitous human activity that involves exertive synchronized movement to music. It is hypothesized to play a role in social bonding, potentially via the release of endorphins, which are analgesic and rewardinducing, and have been implicated in primate social bonding. We used a 2x2 experimental design to examine effects of exertion and synchrony on bonding. Both demonstrated significant independent positive effects on pain threshold (a proxy for endorphin activation) and in...

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10.1098/rsbl.2015.0767

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, Anthropology, School of Anthropology
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Cohen, EEA
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Biology Letters Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
10
Pages:
20150767-20150767
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ARTN 20150767
Publication date:
2015-10-05
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1744-957X
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1744-9561
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uuid:a6d752e4-2d41-4abe-9344-4370c14f5d0a
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574370
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pubs:574370

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