Uniquely human social cognition.

  title={Uniquely human social cognition.},
  author={Rebecca Saxe},
  journal={Current opinion in neurobiology},
  volume={16 2},
  • Rebecca Saxe
  • Published 2006 in Current opinion in neurobiology
Recent data identify distinct components of social cognition associated with five brain regions. In posterior temporal cortex, the extrastriate body area is associated with perceiving the form of other human bodies. A nearby region in the posterior superior temporal sulcus is involved in interpreting the motions of a human body in terms of goals. A distinct region at the temporo-parietal junction supports the uniquely human ability to reason about the contents of mental states. Medial… CONTINUE READING