How our brains decide when to trust

Posted by @audreylaine, Thu, Jul 18 1:53pm

Two decades of research shows that leaders can boost performance by understanding exactly why we do (or don’t) trust the people we work with. Trusting one another is something human beings do naturally. It activates brain systems that motivate teamwork, which, in the best case, makes work feel like play.


The inhibition of oxytocin by testosterone and the relationship to trust is interesting, especially as it relates to dominance and empathy. Perhaps we need to start thinking of people as neuro-chemical information buckets? (I am joking 🙃, but I was at an AI conference yesterday where one person certainly saw humans as genomic datasets to be mined!).

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