Orbitofrontal Cortex and Social Behavior: Integrating Self-monitoring and Emotion-Cognition Interactions

@article{Beer2006OrbitofrontalCA,
  title={Orbitofrontal Cortex and Social Behavior: Integrating Self-monitoring and Emotion-Cognition Interactions},
  author={Jennifer S. Beer and Oliver P. John and Donatella Scabini and Robert T. Knight},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={18},
  pages={871-879}
}
The role of the orbitofrontal cortex in social behavior remains a puzzle. Various theories of the social functions of the orbitofrontal cortex focus on the role of this area in either emotional processing or its involvement in online monitoring of behavior (i.e., self-monitoring). The present research attempts to integrate these two theories by examining whether improving the self-monitoring of patients with orbitofrontal damage is associated with the generation of emotions needed to guide… 
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