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Published 2007 | public
Journal Article

The social brain: Insights from cognitive neuroscience


Cognitive neuroscience has provided powerful tools that now permit the investigation of human social cognition and behavior with unprecedented accuracy. This review summarizes some of the features of the human brain that differentiate it from the brains of other animals, some of the methods used in cognitive neuroscience, and concludes with an example of research from the author's own lab that implicates the amygdala in emotion recognition, social judgment, and autism.

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© 2007 Taylor & Francis. This review article is based on an invited lecture given at the CSWE-CNS 2006 meeting in Beijing, and the author gratefully acknowledges the support of the organizers, Drs. Qi Dong and Robert Desimone, the encouragement and hospitality of Yuejia Luo and other members of Beijing Normal University, and the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, together with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the Chinese Ministry of Education, for their financial support of the conference.

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