The Cognitive Neuroscience of Social Behaviour

Edited by Alexander Easton, Nathan Emery

© 2005 – Psychology Press

344 pages

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About the Book

The potential for cognitive neuroscience to shed light on social behaviour is increasingly being acknowledged and is set to become an important new approach in the field of psychology. Standing at the vanguard of this development, The Cognitive Neuroscience of Social Behaviour provides a state-of-the-art contribution to a subject still in its infancy. Divided into three parts, the book presents an overview of research into neural substrates of social interactions, the cognitive neuroscience of social cognition and human disorders of social behaviour and cognition.

Table of Contents

A. Easton, N. Emery, Introduction. Part 1: Neural Substrates of Social Interactions. J. Bachevalier, M. Meunier, The Neurobiology of Social Behaviour in Non-human Primates. A. Easton, Behavioural Flexibility, Social Learning and the Frontal Cortex. T. Jellema, D.I. Perrett, Neural Basis for the Perception of Goal-directed Actions. Part 2: Cognitive Neuroscience of Social Cognition. N.J. Emery, The Evolution of Social Cognition. A.S. Heberlein, R. Adolphs, Functional Anatomy of Human Social Cognition. M.D. Lieberman, J.H. Pfeifer, The Self and Social Perception. Three Kinds of Questions in Social Cognitive Neuroscience. Part 3: Human Disorders of Social Behaviour and Cognition. S. Baron-Cohen, Autism and the Origins of Social Neuroscience. Z. Kyte, I. Goodyer, The Neurobiology of Social Cognition and Its Relationship to Unipolar Depression. R.J.R. Blair, The Neurobiology of Antisocial Behaviour and Psychopathy.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY008000
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
PSY020000
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
PSY031000
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology