Social Neuroscience: People Thinking about Thinking People

Paperback | January 13, 2012

EditorJohn T. Cacioppo, Penny S. Visser, Cynthia L. Pickett

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Social neuroscience uses the methodologies and tools developed to measure mental and brain function to study social cognition, emotion, and behavior. In this collection John Cacioppo, Penny Visser, and Cynthia Pickett have brought together contributions from psychologists, neurobiologists, psychiatrists, radiologists, and neurologists that focus on the neurobiological underpinnings of social information processing, particularly the mechanisms underlying "people thinking about thinking people." In these studies such methods as functional brain imaging, studies of brain lesion patients, comparative analyses, and developmental data are brought to bear on social thinking and feeling systems -- the ways in which human beings influence and are influenced by other humans.

The broad range of disciplines represented by the contributors confirms that among the strengths of social neuroscience are its interdisciplinary approach and the use of multiple methods that bridge disciplines and levels of analysis.

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Social neuroscience uses the methodologies and tools developed to measure mental and brain function to study social cognition, emotion, and behavior. In this collection John Cacioppo, Penny Visser, and Cynthia Pickett have brought together contributions from psychologists, neurobiologists, psychiatrists, radiologists, and neurologists ...

John T. Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor and the Director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. He is the editor of Foundations of Social Neuroscience (MIT Press, 2002) and Essays in Social Neuroscience (MIT Press, 2004). Cynthia L. Pickett was Ass...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.69 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0262517272

ISBN - 13:9780262517270

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In a very short time, social neuroscience has come from almost nothing to become one of the most flourishing research topics in neurobiology.... The increasing interest in the field is captured in MIT Press's Social Neuroscience series of edited volumes... researchers and students will find Social Neuroscience a valuable introduction to the neurobiological foundations of interactions among humans.