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

  title={Orbitofrontal Cortex and Social Behavior: Integrating Self-monitoring and Emotion-Cognition Interactions},
  author={J. Beer and O. John and D. Scabini and R. Knight},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  • J. Beer, O. John, +1 author R. Knight
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine, Computer Science
  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
    371 Citations
    The role of the orbitofrontal cortex in regulation of interpersonal space: evidence from frontal lesion and frontotemporal dementia patients.
    • 11
    • PDF
    Roles of Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Orbitofrontal Cortex in Self-evaluation
    • 75
    • PDF
    Greater Attention to Task-Relevant Threat Due to Orbitofrontal Lesion.
    • 11
    Social intelligence and adequate self-expression in patients with orbitofrontal cortex injury and in the criminals
    • 6
    • Highly Influenced
    Orbitofrontal lesion patients show an implicit approach bias to angry faces
    • 2
    • PDF


    The regulatory function of self-conscious emotion: insights from patients with orbitofrontal damage.
    • 335
    • PDF
    Emotion-related learning in patients with social and emotional changes associated with frontal lobe damage.
    • 953
    • PDF
    Emotion, decision making and the orbitofrontal cortex.
    • 2,983
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    The functional neuroanatomy of the human orbitofrontal cortex: evidence from neuroimaging and neuropsychology
    • 1,682
    • PDF
    Human autonomy and the frontal lobes. Part II: Patient behavior in complex and social situations: The “environmental dependency syndrome”
    • 433
    Preserved access and processing of social knowledge in a patient with acquired sociopathy due to ventromedial frontal damage
    • 438