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The Neural Basis of Mentalizing

Editors: Gilead, Michael, Ochsner, Kevin N. (Eds.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive review of the extant research on the neural mechanisms of mentalizing
  • Integrates viewpoints from numerous prominent scholars in the fields of social-cognitive and affective neuroscience
  • Facilitates cross talk and integration between different disciplines and theoretical perspectives
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About this book

Humans have a unique ability to understand the beliefs, emotions, and intentions of others—a capacity often referred to as mentalizing. Much research in psychology and neuroscience has focused on delineating the mechanisms of mentalizing, and examining the role of mentalizing processes in other domains of cognitive and affective functioning. The purpose of the book is to provide a comprehensive overview of the current research on the mechanisms of mentalizing at the neural, algorithmic, and computational levels of analysis.

The book includes contributions from prominent researchers in the field of social-cognitive and affective neuroscience, as well as from related disciplines (e.g., cognitive, social, developmental and clinical psychology, psychiatry, philosophy, primatology). The contributors review their latest research in order to compile an authoritative source of knowledge on the psychological and brain bases of the unique human capacity to think about the mental states of others. The intended audience is researchers and students in the fields of social-cognitive and affective neuroscience and related disciplines such as neuroeconomics, cognitive neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, social cognition, social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, and affective science. Secondary audiences include researchers in decision science (economics, judgment and decision-making), philosophy of mind, and psychiatry.

About the authors

Michael Gilead is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His research utilizes neuroimaging, experimental, and big-data methodologies to investigate humans’ symbolic cognition and the process of symbolic interaction. He has authored papers on topics such as mentalizing, mental simulation, language and cognition, emotion, and decision making. He is the recipient of the APS Rising Star award.

Kevin N. Ochsner is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. His research interests include the psychological and neural processes involved in emotion, self-control, and person perception. His teaching includes seminars on social cognitive neuroscience as well as a lecture course on experimental psychological methods for studying emotion and social cognition. Ochsner is a recipient of the Young Investigator Award from The Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Columbia University’s Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award, and the APA Division 3 New Investigator Award.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

Table of contents (34 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-51890-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-51889-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Neural Basis of Mentalizing
Editors
  • Michael Gilead
  • Kevin N. Ochsner
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51890-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51890-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51889-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 694
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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