Inflammation impairs social cognitive processing: A randomized controlled trial of endotoxin

@article{Moieni2015InflammationIS,
  title={Inflammation impairs social cognitive processing: A randomized controlled trial of endotoxin},
  author={Mona Moieni and Michael R. Irwin and Ivana Jevti{\'c} and Elizabeth C Breen and Naomi I. Eisenberger},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
  year={2015},
  volume={48},
  pages={132-138}
}
UNLABELLED Neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g., autism, schizophrenia) are partially characterized by social cognitive deficits, including impairments in the ability to perceive others' emotional states, which is an aspect of social cognition known as theory of mind (ToM). There is also evidence that inflammation may be implicated in the etiology of these disorders, but experimental data linking inflammation to deficits in social cognition is sparse. Thus, we examined whether exposure to an… CONTINUE READING

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