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 towards clarifying the neural correlates of the Social Brain, but, until recently, has not focused on mental and neurological disorders. Yet, the Social Brain underlies all brain-behaviour disorders, and nearly every neuropsychiatric illness involves social behavioural disturbances.
This unique and ground-breaking volume is a major step forward in deciphering the impact of the Social Brain on neuropsychiatric disorders. Investigators evaluate neuropsychiatric disorders in the context of recent advances in social neuroscience to reveal the impact of social brain mechanisms on neuropsychiatric disorders and allow readers to glimpse the exciting potential advances in this field in the years to come.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Social Neuroscience.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Comparing social attention in autism and amygdala lesions: effects of stimulus and task condition 3. Atypical neural specialization for social percepts in autism spectrum disorder 4. The specific impairment of fearful expression recognition and its atypical development in pervasive developmental disorder 5. Cortical deficits in emotion processing for faces in adults with ADHD: Its relation to social cognition and executive functioning 6. Neural correlates of social approach and withdrawal in patients with major depression 7. Are you really angry? The effect of intensity on facial emotion recognition in frontotemporal dementia 8. Multimodal Perception of Emotion in Psychiatric Disorders 9. Perceiving emotions from bodily expressions and multisensory integration of emotion cues in schizophrenia 10. Social impairment in schizophrenia revealed by Autistic Quotient correlated with gray matter reduction 11. Event-related potential correlates of suspicious thoughts in individuals with schizotypal personality features 12. Theory of mind in schizophrenia: Exploring neural mechanisms of belief attribution 13. Neural Networks Mediating Theory of Mind in Adolescents with Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury 14. Social and emotional competence in traumatic brain injury 15. Trans-cultural differences of brain activation patterns during Theory of Mind (ToM) task performance in Japanese and Caucasian participants 16. Identification of psychopathic individuals using pattern classification of MRI images 17. A Somatic Marker Perspective of Immoral and Corrupt Behavior 18. Apathy Blunts Amygdala Reactivity to Money
Facundo Manes is Professor of Behavioural Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience at Favaloro University, Argentina. He is also Director of the Institute of Cognitive Neurology (INECO) in Buenos Aires.
Mario F. Mendez is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, and is also
Director of the Neurobehavior Unit at the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center, California, USA.