We’re Wired To Gossip

People's names trigger the brain in a unique way so you can recall information about them. Gossip works as training for the information gathering capacities of the brain.

Research also found that people were much better at processing information about people they had just met if they had large social groups. By talking with and about people more often, they were using those parts of their brains regularly.

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Gossiping can make us look bad - but it may have evolved to help us bond with each other

Gossiping can make us look bad - but it may have evolved to help us bond with each other

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