Social cognition and the brain: a meta-analysis.

@article{Overwalle2009SocialCA,
  title={Social cognition and the brain: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Frank Van Overwalle},
  journal={Human brain mapping},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={829-58}
}
This meta-analysis explores the location and function of brain areas involved in social cognition, or the capacity to understand people's behavioral intentions, social beliefs, and personality traits. On the basis of over 200 fMRI studies, it tests alternative theoretical proposals that attempt to explain how several brain areas process information relevant for social cognition. The results suggest that inferring temporary states such as goals, intentions, and desires of other people-even when… CONTINUE READING
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