1st Edition

Social Neuroscience Key Readings

Edited By John T. Cacioppo, Gary G. Berntson Copyright 2005
    334 Pages 71 Color & 93 B/W Illustrations
    by Psychology Press

    334 Pages 71 Color & 93 B/W Illustrations
    by Psychology Press

    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.

    About the Editors

    PART 1
    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

    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
    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
    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


    Gary G. Berntson

    "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