We regulate each other's body budgets

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A note for Lesson no. 5, "Your Brain Secretly Works With Other Brains," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 83 is:

Part of being a social species, it turns out, is that we regulate each other's body budgets...

For discussion, see these references.[1][2][3][4][5]


  1. Barrett, Lisa Feldman. 2017. How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, chapter 4. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  2. Atzil, Shir, Wei Gao, Isaac Fradkin, and Lisa Feldman Barrett. 2018. "Growing a Social Brain." Nature Human Behavior 2 (9): 624–636.
  3. Saxbe, Darby E., Lane Beckes, Sarah A. Stoycos, and James A. Coan. 2020. "Social Allostasis and Social Allostatic Load: A New Model for Research in Social Dynamics, Stress, and Health." Perspectives on Psychological Science 15 (2): 469–482.
  4. Schulkin, Jay. 2011. Adaptation and Well-Being: Social Allostasis. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  5. Schulkin, Jay. 2011. "Social Allostasis: Anticipatory Regulation of the Internal Milieu." Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience 2: 111.