The cooperative brain.

  title={The cooperative brain.},
  author={Mirre Stallen and Alan G. Sanfey},
  journal={The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry},
  volume={19 3},
Cooperation is essential for the functioning of human societies. To better understand how cooperation both succeeds and fails, recent research in cognitive neuroscience has begun to explore novel paradigms to examine how cooperative mechanisms may be encoded in the brain. By combining functional neuroimaging techniques with simple but realistic tasks adapted from experimental economics, this approach allows for the discrimination and modeling of processes that are important in cooperative… CONTINUE READING
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