Walking in sync makes enemies seem less scary
By Ashley Yeager, 10:15 AM August 27, 2014
When men match each others' steps, purported criminals seem less physically formidable, a new study shows. The results, published August 27 in Biology Letters, suggest that matched movements in men may foster fighting alliances, a behavior seen in apes and some dolphins and whales. The team did not test women's responses to matched movements.
Because synchronized behaviors — used in everything from athletics to police formation — seem to shape how people think about their enemies, the matched...
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