Meeting of minds: the medial frontal cortex and social cognition

@article{Amodio2006MeetingOM,
  title={Meeting of minds: the medial frontal cortex and social cognition},
  author={D. Amodio and C. Frith},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={268-277}
}
Social interaction is a cornerstone of human life, yet the neural mechanisms underlying social cognition are poorly understood. Recently, research that integrates approaches from neuroscience and social psychology has begun to shed light on these processes, and converging evidence from neuroimaging studies suggests a unique role for the medial frontal cortex. We review the emerging literature that relates social cognition to the medial frontal cortex and, on the basis of anatomical and… Expand

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