Research and Perspectives in Neurosciences

New Frontiers in Social Neuroscience

Editors: Decety, Jean, Christen, Yves (Eds.)

  • Provides genetic and molecular insights that clearly translate to investigations of social behavior in other species
  • Helps bridging the gap between animal and human social neuroscience studies
  • Contributes much to our understanding of the mechanisms by which the social world impacts health, life span, and cognition
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About this book

Traditionally, neuroscience has considered the nervous system as an isolated entity and largely ignored influences of the social environments in which humans and many animal species live. However, there is mounting evidence that the social environment affects behavior across species, from microbes to humans.

This volume brings together scholars who work with animal and human models of social behavior to discuss the challenges and opportunities in this interdisciplinary academic field.

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From the book reviews:

“Jean Decety and Yves Christen bring together 17 of the leading researchers in the emerging discipline of social neuroscience to discuss the key concepts and findings that define this new field of investigation. … It provides a solid overview of research in the new subspecialty of social neuroscience and would serve as excellent supplementary reading for various courses across a number of disciplines. … most appropriate for graduate students and professionals interested in acquiring a broad understanding of social neuroscience.” (Samuel T. Gontkovsky and Charles M. Burack, PsyCRITIQUES, Vol. 60 (12), 2015)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • What’s So Social About the Social Brain?

    Dunbar, R. I. M.

    Pages 1-10

  • The Neurobiology of a Transformation from Asocial to Social Life During Swarm Formation in Desert Locusts

    Rogers, Stephen M.

    Pages 11-31

  • Social Neuroscience and the Study of Animal Communication

    Bro-Jørgensen, Jakob

    Pages 33-40

  • The Group Mind: The Pervasive Influence of Social Identity on Cognition

    Bavel, Jay J. (et al.)

    Pages 41-56

  • Development + Social Selection in the Emergence of “Emotionally Modern” Humans

    Hrdy, Sarah B.

    Pages 57-91

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eBook $149.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $189.00
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Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-38029-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Frontiers in Social Neuroscience
Editors
  • Jean Decety
  • Yves Christen
Series Title
Research and Perspectives in Neurosciences
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02904-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02904-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02903-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38029-2
Series ISSN
0945-6082
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 219
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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