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Social NeuroscienceToward Understanding the Underpinnings of the Social Mind$
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Alexander Todorov, Susan Fiske, and Deborah Prentice

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195316872

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316872.001.0001

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The Social Brain in Interactive Games

The Social Brain in Interactive Games

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(p.217) Chapter 15 The Social Brain in Interactive Games
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Social Neuroscience
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James K. Rilling

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316872.003.0015

This chapter discusses the advantages and disadvantages of an approach to social cognitive neuroscience that involves imaging brain function in subjects who are immersed in genuine social interactions. It also discusses what this approach can and cannot reveal about one of the fundamental questions in social neuroscience: whether the human brain has domain-specific neural systems that are specialized for social cognition.

Keywords:   social cognitive neuroscience, social interaction, neural systems, social cognition

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