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Social Neuroscience of Psychiatric Disorders

Social Neuroscience of Psychiatric Disorders

Facundo Manes, Mario F. Mendez
May 22, 2017

Social Neuroscience of Psychiatric Disorders is about the role of the Social Brain in neuropsychiatry. The need to belong to social groups and interact with others has driven much of the evolution of the human brain. The relatively young field of social neuroscience has made impressive strides...

Theory of Mind: A Special Issue of Social Neuroscience

Theory of Mind: A Special Issue of Social Neuroscience

Rebecca Saxe, Simon Baron-Cohen
February 10, 2016

Investigations of the neural basis of theory of mind - the ability to think about other people's thoughts - only recently became feasible; now, the number of such investigations and the sophistication of the results are accelerating dramatically. The articles in this special issue use a wide range...

Developmental Social Neuroscience: A Special Issue of Social Neuroscience

Developmental Social Neuroscience: A Special Issue of Social Neuroscience

Philip David Zelazo, Tomas Paus
November 26, 2010

This Special Issue showcases some of the latest and best research in an important emerging field, developmental social neuroscience, which is focused on the nature and development of the mechanisms involved in socially relevant human behavior. Recent work on the neural correlates of empathy,...

Neural Correlates of Deception: A Special Issue of Social Neuroscience

Neural Correlates of Deception: A Special Issue of Social Neuroscience

Giorgio Ganis, Julian Keenan
December 07, 2009

Deception, also known as "lying", is a pervasive and fundamental social behavior in which a person attempts to persuade another to accept as true what the deceiver believes to be untrue. Because of its essential role in our social life, it is important for social neuroscience to reveal the inner...

The Mirror Neuron System: A Special Issue of Social Neuroscience

The Mirror Neuron System: A Special Issue of Social Neuroscience

Christian Keysers, Luciano Fadiga
November 30, 2008

Mirror neurons are premotor neurons, originally discovered in the macaque brain , that discharge both during execution of goal-directed actions and during the observation of similar actions executed by another individual. They therefore ‘mirror’ others’ actions on the observer's motor repertoire....

Interpersonal Sensitivity: Entering Others’ Worlds: A Special Issue of Social Neuroscience

Interpersonal Sensitivity: Entering Others’ Worlds: A Special Issue of Social Neuroscience

Jean Decety, Dan Batson
September 14, 2007

Interpersonal sensitivity refers to our ability to perceive and respond with care to the internal states of other people, understand the antecedents of those states, and predict the subsequent events that will result. Guest editors neuroscientist Jean Decety and social psychologist Dan Batson...

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