NEW! Social Cognition
February 20, 11:00am - March 11, 12:00pm
Social interactions, involving family, friends, significant others, coworkers, and even, strangers, are an important part of being human. This class will be a discussion of how brain function supports the cognitive processes underlying social behavior.
- What are the brain areas involved in social interactions and for the “self”?
- Is there enhanced memory for or unique cognitive functions for the “self”?
- How does the brain support our ability to make inferences about what others are thinking/feeling?
- Why do some individuals have trouble engaging in normal social interactions, display little interest in, and have the inability to understand the mental states of others?
Week 1:The Neuroanatomy of Social Cognition
Week 2:Deficits in Social Cognition
Week 3:Theory of Mind and Understanding Others
Week 4:Social Knowledge