Tag Archives: social neuroscience

Culture in social neuroscience: A review

The aim of this review is to highlight an emerging field: the neuroscience of culture. This new field links cross-cultural psychology with cognitive neuroscience across fundamental domains of cognitive and social psychology. We present a summary of studies on emotion, … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Neuroscience, Culture, Neuroscience, Social neuroscience | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Culture in social neuroscience: A review

Social Neuroscience – Key Readings

Neuroscientists and cognitive scientists have collaborated for more than a decade with the common goal of understanding how the mind works. These collaborations have helped unravel puzzles of the mind including aspects of perception, imagery, attention, and memory. Many aspects … Continue reading

Posted in Brains, Mind, Social neuroscience | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Social Neuroscience – Key Readings

Decision-making and Social Neurocognition during Adolescence

Adolescents show a tendency to engage in risky activities, such as dangerous driving and unsafe sex. This has led to the suggestion that adolescents are poor decisionmakers, and are risk-seeking in general. The first two chapters of this thesis describe … Continue reading

Posted in Adolescence, Decision-making, Social cognition, Social neurocognition, Social neuroscience | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Decision-making and Social Neurocognition during Adolescence

Tackling the Social Cognition Paradox through Multi-scale Approaches

Recent debates regarding the primacy of social interaction versus individual cognition appear to be caused by the lack of an integrative account of the multiple scales at play. We suggest that reconciling individual autonomy and dyadic interactive viewpoints requires the … Continue reading

Posted in Social cognition, Social interaction, Social neuroscience | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Conceptual Challenges and Directions for Social Neuroscience

Social neuroscience has been enormously successful and is making major contributions to fields ranging from psychiatry to economics. Yet deep and interesting conceptual challenges abound. Is social information processing domain specific? Is it universal or susceptible to individual differences and … Continue reading

Posted in Social neuroscience | Tagged | Leave a comment

Social Neuroscience: Toward Understanding the Underpinnings of the Social Mind

The field of social cognitive neuroscience has captured the attention of many researchers during the past ten years. Much of the impetus for this new field came from the development of functional neuroimaging methods that made it possible to unobtrusively … Continue reading

Posted in Social mind, Social neuroscience | Tagged , | Comments Off on Social Neuroscience: Toward Understanding the Underpinnings of the Social Mind

The Social Neuroscience of Empathy

In recent decades, empathy research has blossomed into a vibrant and multidisciplinary field of study. The social neuroscience approach to the subject is premised on the idea that studying empathy at multiple levels (biological, cognitive, and social) will lead to … Continue reading

Posted in Empathy, Social neuroscience | Tagged , | Comments Off on The Social Neuroscience of Empathy

Human Empathy Through the Lens of Social Neuroscience

Empathy is the ability to experience and understand what others feel without confusion between oneself and others. Knowing what someone else is feeling plays a fundamental role in interpersonal interactions. In this paper, we articulate evidence from social psychology and … Continue reading

Posted in Empathy, Social neuroscience | Tagged , | Comments Off on Human Empathy Through the Lens of Social Neuroscience

Cultural Neuroscience and the Collective Good

What is the role of the individual in the collective good? From Rosa Parks to Mother Theresa, human history is rife with examples of prosocial change brought about by individual heroism. In this chapter, we explore the importance of the … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Neuroscience, Social neuroscience | Tagged , | Comments Off on Cultural Neuroscience and the Collective Good