Evidence for social working memory from a parametric functional MRI study.

@article{Meyer2012EvidenceFS,
  title={Evidence for social working memory from a parametric functional MRI study.},
  author={Meghan L. Meyer and Robert P. Spunt and Elliot T. Berkman and Shelley E. Taylor and Matthew D. Lieberman},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 6},
  pages={1883-8}
}
Keeping track of various amounts of social cognitive information, including people's mental states, traits, and relationships, is fundamental to navigating social interactions. However, to date, no research has examined which brain regions support variable amounts of social information processing ("social load"). We developed a social working memory paradigm to examine the brain networks sensitive to social load. Two networks showed linear increases in activation as a function of increasing… CONTINUE READING
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