A Map for Social Navigation in the Human Brain

@article{Tavares2015AMF,
  title={A Map for Social Navigation in the Human Brain},
  author={Rita Morais Tavares and Avi Mendelsohn and Yael Grossman and Christian Hamilton Williams and Matthew Shapiro and Yaacov Trope and Daniela Schiller},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={2015},
  volume={87},
  pages={231-243}
}
Deciphering the neural mechanisms of social behavior has propelled the growth of social neuroscience. The exact computations of the social brain, however, remain elusive. Here we investigated how the human brain tracks ongoing changes in social relationships using functional neuroimaging. Participants were lead characters in a role-playing game in which they were to find a new home and a job through interactions with virtual cartoon characters. We found that a two-dimensional geometric model of… CONTINUE READING
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