Interpersonal Skills and the Brain – a study

I’ve noted before that one of the most difficult parts of any job is the interpersonal side of it. Researchers are looking into which other animal groups develop interpersonal skills and at what levels.

A group of researchers from Michigan St. have been studying hyenas. They’ve found that spotted hyenas in Kenya can identify and “know” up to 60 to 80 different hyenas. In the study the researchers took a look at the shape of the brain of the hyenas. They found that the larger the frontal cortex the more socially aware the animal is.

For more information on this study it is available here: Hyneas – Social and Smart by Carl Zimmer

About benleeson
My name is Ben Leeson. I currently work for a large financial company in IT. I went to school at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. I graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in HR. Professor William Brown taught me and I enjoyed his classes; even acquiring an appreciation for just about all things HR. I didn’t pursue a job in that field after college but I’ve kept up with it. This blog will further my fascination with all things HR. I hope to grow my knowledge of the area through thoughtful writings and spirited feedback. I will attempt to have a fairly routine style so anyone reading can come to expect certain segments. Please excuse my incorrect grammar and occasional misspelling.

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