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Social Neuroscience: Key Readings

Series: Key Readings in Social Psychology

By: John T Cacioppo(Editor), Gary G Berntson(Editor)

296 pages, 24 plates with colour (HB) or b/w (PB) illustrations; 88 b/w photos, 93 b/w illustrations, 25 tables

Psychology Press Ltd

Paperback | b/w plates | Jan 2005 | #236208 | ISBN: 1841690996
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Hardback | colour plates | Jan 2005 | #236209 | ISBN: 1841690988
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About this book

Please note that in the paperback the plates section has been reproduced in black-and-white rather than colour.

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 of the mind, however, require a more comprehensive approach to reveal the mystery of mind-brain connections. Attraction, altruism, speech recognition, affiliation, attachment, attitudes, identification, kin recognition, cooperation, competition, empathy, sexuality, communication, dominance, persuasion, obedience, morality, contagion, nurturance, violence, and person memory are just a few. Through classic and contemporary articles and reviews, Social Neuroscience: Key Readings illustrates the complementary nature of social, cognitive, and biological levels of analysis and how research integrating these levels can foster more comprehensive theories of the mechanisms underlying complex behavior and the mind.

"Social neuroscience is, arguably, the most revolutionary forward-looking development in 21st century science. Nothing compares with its ability to integrate mind, body, and social behavior. Social Neuroscience: Key Readings puts the teeth into that potential as no other contribution has to date. It is must reading for any scientist in this area."
– Shelley E. Taylor, University of California at Los Angeles

"There has been rapid growth in using neuroscience methods to understand social cognition and behavior. John Cacioppo and Gary Berntson perform the valuable task of sifting through this vast interdisciplinary literature for papers that illuminate the workings of the social brain. With enlightening and lucid introductions, the editors bring together a superb collection of recent papers relevant to the core issues of social neuroscience. This reader is perfect for any advanced undergraduate course or graduate seminar and is also of great value to academics seeking a concise introduction to this burgeoning literature."
– Todd F. Heatherton, Dartmouth College

"This is the place to start if you want to find out what social neuroscience is. The editors have done a superb job in assembling the fundamental and foundational works in the field. This book should be required reading for all graduate students in psychology – and for all researchers and teachers who want to keep up with cutting-edge developments in the field."
– Stephen M. Kosslyn, Harvard University


About the Editors

Volume Overview: Analyses of the Social Brain through the Lens of Human Brain Imaging
      John T. Cacioppo & Gary G. Berntson

PART 2. The Brain Determines Social Behavior
Reading 1: The Return of Phineas Gage: Clues about the Brain from the Skull of a Famous Patient
      Hanna Damasio, Thomas Grabowski, Randall Frank, Albert M. Galaburda & Antonio R. Damasio
Reading 2: Impairment of Social and Moral Behavior Related to Early Damage in Human Prefrontal Cortex
      Steven W. Anderson, Antoine Bechara, Hanna Damasio, Daniel Tranel & Antonio R. Damasio

PART 3. Dissociable Systems for Attention, Emotion, and Social Knowledge
Reading 3: Dissociable Prefrontal Brain Systems for Attention and Emotion
      Hiroshi Yamasaki, Kevin S. LaBar & Gregory McCarthy
Reading 4: Distinct Neural Systems Subserve Person and Object Knowledge
      Jason P. Mitchell, Todd F. Heatherton & C. Neil Macrae
Reading 5: Functional Networks in Emotional Moral and Nonmoral Social Judgments
      Jorge Moll, Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza, Ivanei E. Bramati & Jordan Grafman

PART 4. Dissociable Systems for Face and Object Processing
Reading 6: Stages of Processing in Face Perception: An MEG Study
      Jia Liu, Alison Harris & Nancy Kanwisher
Reading 7: Distributed and Overlapping Representations of Faces and Objects in Ventral Temporal Cortex
      James V. Haxby, M. Ida Gobbini, Maura L Furey, Alumit Ishai, Jennifer L. Schouten & Pietro Pietrini

PART 5. Dissociable Systems for the Perception of Biological Movement
Reading 8: Brain Areas Active during Visual Perception of Biological Motion
      Emily D. Grossman & Randolph Blake
Reading 9: Electrophysiology and Brain Imaging of Biological Motion
      Aina Puce & David Perrett

PART 6. Biological Movement: From Perception to Imitation and Emotion
Reading 10: Action Observation Activates Premotor and Parietal Areas in a Somatotopic Manner: An fMRI Study
      G. Buccino, F. Binkofski, G.R. Fink, L. Fadiga, L. Fogassi, V. Gallese, R.J. Seitz, K. Zilles, G. Rizzolatti & H.J. Freund
Reading 11: Neural Mechanisms of Empathy in Humans: A Relay from Neural Systems for Imitation to Limbic Areas
      Laurie Carr, Marco Iacoboni, Marie-Charlotte Dubeau, John C. Mazziotta & Gian Luigi Lenzi

PART 7. Animacy, Causality, and Theory of Mind
Reading 12: Movement and Mind: A Functional Imaging Study of Perception and Interpretation of Complex Intentional Movement Patterns
      Fulvia Castelli, Francesca Happé, Uta Frith & Chris Frith
Reading 13: People Thinking about Thinking People: The Role of the Temporo-Parietal Junction in "Theory of Mind"
      R. Saxe & Nancy Kanwisher

PART 8. Social Perception and Cognition: Multiple Routes
Reading 14: Neural Correlates of the Automatic Processing of Threat Facial Signals
      Adam K. Anderson, Kalina Christoff, David Panitz, Eve De Rosa & John D.E. Gabrieli
Reading 15: Automatic and Intentional Brain Responses during Evaluation of Trustworthiness of Faces
      J.S. Winston, B.A. Strange, J.O. O'Doherty & R.J. Dolan

PART 9. Decision Making
Reading 16: The Neural Basis of Economic Decision-Making in the Ultimatum Game
      Alan G. Sanfey, James K. Rilling, Jessica A. Aronson, Leigh E. Nystrom & Jonathan D. Cohen
Reading 17: Exploring the Neurological Substrate of Emotional and Social Intelligence
      Reuven Bar-On, Daniel Tranel, Natalie L. Denburg & Antoine Bechara

PART 10. Biological Does Not Mean Predetermined: Reciprocal Influences of Social and Biological Processes
Reading 18: Social Dominance in Monkeys: Dopamine D2 Receptors and Cocaine Self-Administration
      Drake Morgan, Kathleen A. Grant, H. Donald Gage, Robert H. Mach, Jay R. Kaplan, Osric Prioleau, Susan H. Nader, Nancy Buchheimer, Richard L. Ehrenkaufer & Michael A. Nader
Reading 19: Rethinking Feelings: An fMRI Study of the Cognitive Regulation of Emotion
      Kevin N. Ochsner, Silvia A. Bunge, James J. Gross & John D.E. Gabrieli

Appendix: How to Read a Journal Article in Social Psychology
      Christian H. Jordan and Mark P. Zanna

Author Index
Subject Index

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