Humans are fundamentally a social species, rather than individualists.
As such, people create organizations beyond the individual—structures that range from dyads, families, and groups to cities, civilizations, and cultures. The LIBC-social hotspot is interested in social neuroscience. This is an interdisciplinary field devoted to understanding how biological systems implement social processes and behavior. The work in this field shows that the presence of others influences people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.