Neuroscientists and cognitive scientists have collaborated for more than a decade with the common goal of understanding how the mind works. These collaborations have helped unravel puzzles of the mind including aspects of perception, imagery, attention and memory. Many aspects of the mind, however, require a more comprehensive approach to reveal the mystery of mind-brain connections. Attraction, altruism, speech recognition, affiliation, attachment, attitudes, identification, kin recognition, cooperation, competition, empathy, sexuality, communication, dominance, persuasion, obedience, morality, contagion, nurturance, violence, and person memory are just a few. Through classic and contemporary articles and reviews, Social Neuroscience illustrates the complementary nature of social, cognitive, and biological levels of analysis and how research integrating these levels can foster more comprehensive theories of the mechanisms underlying complex behaviour and the mind.

part 1|17 pages

Volume Overview

part 2|21 pages

The Brain Determines Social Behavior

part 5|33 pages

Dissociable Systems for the Perception of Biological Movement

part 6|22 pages

Biological movement

part 7|30 pages

Animacy, Causality, and Theory of Mind

chapter 12|15 pages

Movement and Mind

A Functional Imaging Study of Perception and Interpretation of Complex Intentional Movement Patterns

chapter 13|12 pages

People Thinking about Thinking People

The Role of the Temporo-Parietal Junction in “Theory of Mind”

part 10|32 pages

Biological Does Not Mean Predetermined

chapter 19|18 pages

Rethinking Feelings

An fMRI Study of the Cognitive Regulation of Emotion