Foundations in Social Neuroscience


A full understanding of the biology and behavior of humans cannot be complete without the collective contributions of the social sciences, cognitive sciences, and neurosciences. This book collects eighty-two of the foundational articles in the emerging discipline of social neuroscience.

The book addresses five main areas of research: multilevel integrative analyses of social behavior, using the tools of neuroscience, cognitive science, and social science to examine specific cases of social interaction; the relationships between social cognition and the brain, using noninvasive brain imaging to document brain function in various social situations; rudimentary biological mechanisms for motivation, emotion, and attitudes, and the shaping of these mechanisms by social factors; the biology of social relationships and interpersonal processes; and social influences on biology and health.

Table of Contents

  1. I. General Introduction
  2. Social Neuroscience
  3. II. Multilevel Integrative Analyses of Social Behavior
  4. Genetics of Mouse Behavior: Interactions with Laboratory Environment
  5. Multilevel Integrative Analyses of Human Behavior: Social Neuroscience and the Complementing Nature of Social and Biological Approaches
  6. On Bridging the Gap between Social-Personality Psychology and Neuropsychology
  7. The Social Brain Hypothesis
  8. Levels of Analysis in Health Science: A Framework for Integrating Sociobehavioral and Biomedical Research
  9. III. Social Cognition and the Brain-A. Basic Processes
  10. The Role of the Anterior Prefrontal Cortex in Human Cognition
  11. The Seven Sins of Memory: Insights from Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
  12. Double Dissociation of Conditioning and Declarative Knowledge Relative to the Amygdala and Hippocampus in Humans
  13. Imaging Unconscious Semantic Priming
  14. Storage and Executive Processes in the Frontal Lobes
  15. Memory-a Century of Consolidation
  16. B. i. Social Applications: The Self
  17. In Search of the Self: A Positron Emission Tomographic Study
  18. Brain and Conscious Experience
  19. Attention, Self-Regulation and Consciousness
  20. Neural Correlates of Theory-of-Mind Reasoning: An Event-Related Potential Study
  21. B. ii. Social Applications: Perceiving Others
  22. Language within Our Grasp
  23. The Fusiform Face Area: A Module in Human Extrastriate Cortex Specialized for Face Perception
  24. Expertise for Cars and Birds Recruits Brain Areas Involved in Face Perception
  25. Voice-Selective Areas in Human Auditory Cortex
  26. Evidence from Turner's Syndrome of an Imprinted X-Linked Locus Affecting Cognitive Function
  27. B. iii. Social Applications: Social Information Processing
  28. Social Cognition and the Human Brain
  29. Impairment of Social and Moral Behavior Related to Early Damage in Human Prefrontal Cortex
  30. The Human Amygdala in Social Judgment
  31. Social Intelligence in the Normal and Autistic Brain: An fMRI Study
  32. The Social Brain: A Project for Integrating Primate Behavior and Neurophysiology in a New Domain
  33. IV. Social Neuroscience of Motivation, Emotion, and Attitudes-A. Basic Processes
  34. Emotion: Clues from the Brain
  35. Fear and the Brain: Where Have We Been, and Where Are We Going?
  36. Anxiety and Cardiovascular Reactivity: The Basal Forebrain Cholinergic Link
  37. A Motivational Analysis of Emotion: Reflex-Cortex Connections
  38. The Functional Neuroanatomy of Emotion and Affective Style
  39. B. i. Social Applications : Motivation and Emotion
  40. The Affect System Has Parallel and Integrative Processing Components: Form Follows Function
  41. Choosing between Small, Likely Rewards and Large, Unlikely Rewards Activates Inferior and Orbital Prefrontal Cortex
  42. A Neural Substrate of Prediction and Reward
  43. Selective Enhancement of Emotional, but Not Motor, Learning in Monoamine Oxidase A-Deficient Mice
  44. The Mind of an Addicted Brain: Neural Sensitization of Wanting versus Liking
  45. B. ii. Social Applications: Attitudes and Preferences
  46. Negative Information Weighs More Heavily on the Brain: The Negativity Bias in Evaluative Categorizations
  47. Face-Elicited ERPs and Affective Attitude: Brain Electric Microstate and Tomography Analyses
  48. Performance on Indirect Measures of Race Evaluation Predicts Amygdala Activation
  49. Deciding Advantageously before Knowing the Advantageous Strategy
  50. Do Amnesics Exhibit Cognitive Dissonance Reduction? The Role of Explicit Memory and Attention in Attitude Change
  51. Impaired Preference Conditioning after Anterior Temporal Lobe Resection in Humans
  52. V. Biology of Social Relationships and Interpersonal Processes-A. Basic Processes
  53. Biobehavioral Responses to Stress in Females: Tend-and-Befriend, Not Fight-or-Flight
  54. Oxytocin, Vasopressin, and Autism: Is There a Connection?
  55. Tryptophan Depletion, Executive Functions, and Disinhibition in Aggressive, Adolescent Males
  56. Nature over Nurture: Temperament, Personality, and Life Span Development
  57. B. i. Social Applications : Attachment
  58. Biological Bases of Maternal Attachment
  59. Maternal Care, Hippocampal Glucocorticoid Receptors and Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Responses to Stress
  60. Maternal Care and the Development of Stress Responses
  61. Attachment in Rhesus Monkeys
  62. Nongenomic Transmission across Generations of Maternal Behavior and Stress Responses in the Rat
  63. B. ii. Social Applications : Personal Ties
  64. Neuroendocrine Bases of Monogamy
  65. Role of Interleukin-1 Beta in Impairment of Contextual Fear Conditioning Caused by Social Isolation
  66. Adrenocortical Reactivity and Social Competence in Seven-Year-Olds
  67. Lonely Traits and Concomitant Physiological Processes: The MacArthur Social Neuroscience Studies
  68. Neuroendocrine Perspectives on Social Attachment and Love
  69. B. iii. Social Applications : Affiliation and Sexuality
  70. A Role for Central Vasopressin in Pair Bonding in Monogamous Prairie Voles
  71. Prior Exposure to Oxytocin Mimics the Effects of Social Contact and Facilitates Sexual Behaviour in Females
  72. Psychological State and Mood Effects of Steroidal Chemosignals in Women and Men
  73. Effects of Sexual Dimorphism on Facial Attractiveness
  74. Nature Needs Nurture: The Interaction of Hormonal and Social Influences on the Development of Behavioral Sex Differences in Rhesus Monkeys
  75. B. iv. Social Applications : Aggression and Social Order
  76. Search for the Age of "Onset" of Physical Aggression: Rousseau and Bandura Revisited
  77. CSF 5-HIAA and Aggression in Female Macaque Monkeys: Species and Interindividual Differences
  78. Developmental Exposure to Vasopressin Increases Aggression in Adult Prairie Voles
  79. CSF Testosterone and 5-HIAA Correlate with Different Types of Aggressive Behaviors 999 J. Dee Higley, Patrick
  80. Reduced Prefrontal Gray Matter Volume and Reduced Autonomic Activity in Antisocial Personality Disorder
  81. B. v. Social Applications : Individual Differences in Social Behavior
  82. Asymmetric Frontal Brain Activity, Cortisol, and Behavior Associated with Fearful Temperament in Rhesus Monkeys
  83. Frontal Brain Electrical Activity in Shyness and Sociability
  84. Selective Alteration of Personality and Social Behavior by Serotonergic Intervention
  85. Dopamine and the Structure of Personality: Relation of Agonist-Induced Dopamine Activity to Positive Emotionality
  86. VI. Social Influences on Biology and Health-A. Basic Processes
  87. Socioeconomic Status and Health: The Challenge of the Gradient
  88. Psychological Influences on Surgical Recovery: Perspectives from Psychoneuroimmunology
  89. Protective and Damaging Effects of Stress Mediators
  90. Cytokines for Psychologists: Implications of Bidirectional Immune-to-Brain Communication for Understanding Behavior, Mood, and Cognition
  91. B. i. Social Applications : Deleterious Influences
  92. Social Stress and the Reactivation of Latent Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1
  93. Hostile Attitudes Predict Elevated Vascular Resistance during Interpersonal Stress in Men and Women
  94. Hostility and the Metabolic Syndrome in Older Males: The Normative Aging Study
  95. Types of Stressors That Increase Susceptibility to the Common Cold in Healthy Adults
  96. Social Isolation and Cardiovascular Disease: An Atherosclerotic Pathway?
  97. B. ii. Social Applications: Salubrious Influences
  98. Emotional Support and Survival after Myocardial Infarction: A Prospective, Population-Based Study of the Elderly
  99. Social Ties and Susceptibility to the Common Cold
  100. Regulation of Ovulation by Human Pheromones
  101. Psychosocial Factors, Sex Differences, and Atherosclerosis: Lessons from Animal Models
  102. Sources
  103. Index