The Social Brain
The Social Brain 2023-24
School Of Human And Behavioural Sciences
Module - Semester 1
We consider the social brain from the point of view of the kinds of "questions" that it must be asking about others around us. What are the brain processes that answer those questions? E.g.
- Is someone there? (person detection)
- Who is there? (person recognition)
- What are you looking at? (gaze perception)
- How are you feeling? (emotion perception)
- What are you doing? (action perception)
- What are you thinking? (mentalising)
- How do I feel about you? (trust)
- How will you react? (social prediction)
- Be able to think and write critically about current research in human social-cognitive neuroscience.
- Have an understanding of major questions, theoretical perspectives, and debates in human social-cognitive neuroscience.
- Understand some of the key evidence on how the brain supports social-cognitive processes in humans.