Know Your Place: Neural Processing of Social Hierarchy in Humans

  title={Know Your Place: Neural Processing of Social Hierarchy in Humans},
  author={Caroline F. Zink and Yunxia Tong and Qiang Chen and Danielle S. Bassett and Jason L. Stein and Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg},
Social hierarchies guide behavior in many species, including humans, where status also has an enormous impact on motivation and health. However, little is known about the underlying neural representation of social hierarchies in humans. In the present study, we identify dissociable neural responses to perceived social rank using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in an interactive, simulated social context. In both stable and unstable social hierarchies, viewing a superior individual… CONTINUE READING
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