Why humans have haircuts

Aaaand Robin Dunbar’s lecture has just inspired my other observation (this time his answering audience questions). Mr. Dunbar says that women love their hairdressers so much because they get endorphine rush from hair cutting activity (which is obviously a type of grooming similar to what monkeys do). And now I know why it’s almost impossible to … Continue reading

Why people love religion so much

Robin Dunbar in that lecture I’ve already mentioned in my previous post also explains religion – it triggers endorphines (as well as laughter and matproduced music+/-dancing). Monkeys get endorphine from grooming (doing which they spend 43% of their time and people spend around 20% of time on social interaction – which leaves humans with smaller … Continue reading