A primate brain network for perceiving social interactions [Human Frontier Science Program]

Photo of Rhesus macaque monkeys by Amada44
May 23, 2017

"Primates are intensely social species. We smoothly maneuver in our social environment by effortlessly understanding our peers' encounters. But what is the neural circuitry that is engaged when primates perceive such scenes of social interactions? By using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we found three networks in the monkey brain engaged in processing social interactions, and discovered that one of them is exclusively dedicated to this task..."

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