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Multiple routes to memory: Distinct medial temporal lobe processes build item and source memories
This work used event-related functional MRI to examine the relation between activation in distinct medial temporal lobe subregions during memory formation and the ability to later recognize an item as previously encountered and later recollect specific contextual details about the prior encounter. Expand
Activity in right temporo-parietal junction is not selective for theory-of-mind.
Functional neuroimaging was used to examine the extent to which cortical loci identified by a "theory-of-mind localizer" also distinguish between trials on a target detection task that varied demands to reorient attention, and results were incompatible with claims of RTPJ selectivity for mental state attribution. Expand
Dissociable Medial Prefrontal Contributions to Judgments of Similar and Dissimilar Others
The overlap between judgments of self and similar others suggests the plausibility of "simulation" accounts of social cognition, which posit that perceivers can use knowledge about themselves to infer the mental states of others. Expand
The Link between Social Cognition and Self-referential Thought in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex
Results suggest that self-reflection may be used to infer the mental states of others when they are sufficiently similar to self, a test of simulation theory's prediction that inferences based on self- Reflection should only be made for similar others. Expand
Inferences about mental states
  • Jason P. Mitchell
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 12 May 2009
Recent psychology and neuroscience research is reviewed aimed at understanding the underlying mechanisms that allow humans to solve each of these cognitive challenges to use self-projection to predict and understand the mental states of others. Expand
Contextual variations in implicit evaluation.
The present research examined contextual variations in automatic attitudes and demonstrated that evaluative responses differ qualitatively as perceivers focus on different aspects of a target's social group membership, supporting the idea of automatic attitudes being continuous, online constructions that are inherently flexible and contextually appropriate, despite being outside conscious control. Expand
Social Influence Modulates the Neural Computation of Value
These findings document the utility of neuroimaging to demonstrate the private acceptance of social norms and suggest that exposure to social norms affected participants’ neural representations of value assigned to stimuli. Expand
Toward open sharing of task-based fMRI data: the OpenfMRI project
The OpenFMRI project is described, which aims to provide the neuroimaging community with a resource to support open sharing of task-based fMRI studies, and a preliminary analysis of the current database is presented, which demonstrate the ability to classify between task contrasts with high generalization accuracy across subjects. Expand
Encoding-Specific Effects of Social Cognition on the Neural Correlates of Subsequent Memory
By demonstrating that activity in different brain regions correlates with subsequent memory as a function of the orienting task performed at encoding, these data provide evidence of the neural basis for encoding specificity, the principle that memory is critically determined by the cognitive process engaged by the initial study episode. Expand
Disclosing information about the self is intrinsically rewarding
It is suggested that the human tendency to convey information about personal experience may arise from the intrinsic value associated with self-disclosure, and that doing so engages neural and cognitive mechanisms associated with reward. Expand