Clan mentality: evidence that the medial prefrontal cortex responds to close others.

  title={Clan mentality: evidence that the medial prefrontal cortex responds to close others.},
  author={Fenna M. Krienen and Pei-Chi Tu and Randy L. Buckner},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={30 41},
Kinship, friendship alliances, and perceptions of others' beliefs guide social interactions and are central to cohesive group behavior. Under certain conditions, brain systems that involve regions along the frontal midline increase activity when inferences are drawn about others who share a similar view to one's own (similarity). A prominent hypothesis is that these regions contribute to social cognition by simulating the other person's perspective based on one's own experience. An alternative… CONTINUE READING
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