Chapter

Social Cognition

Part VI. Social Processes

  1. Ralph Adolphs PhD1,
  2. Michael Minzenberg MD2

Published Online: 30 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470478509.neubb002047

Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences

Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences

How to Cite

Adolphs, R. and Minzenberg, M. 2009. Social Cognition. Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences. VI:47.

Author Information

  1. 1

    California Institute of Technology, Emotion and Social Cognition Laboratory, Pasadena, California

  2. 2

    University of California, Davis, Department of Psychiatry, Davis, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 OCT 2009

Abstract

  • 1
    What is Social Cognition?
  • 2
    Neuroanatomy of Social Cognition
  • 3
    Evolution of Social Cognition: The Social Brain Hypothesis
  • 4
    The Amygdala: From Emotion to Social Attention
  • 5
    Summary

Keywords:

  • social cognition;
  • amygdala;
  • orbitofrontal cortex;
  • face processing;
  • evolution;
  • prefrontal cortex;
  • emotion;
  • eye tracking;
  • facial expressions;
  • patient SM