Social interaction networks in the primate brain

TitleSocial interaction networks in the primate brain
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsFreiwald, WA
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Pagination49 - 58
Date Published12/2020

Primate brains have evolved to understand and engage with their social world. Much about the structure of this world can be gleaned from social interactions. Circuits for the analysis of and participation in social interactions have now been mapped. Increased knowledge about their functional specializations and relative spatial locations promises to greatly improve the understanding of the functional organization of the primate social brain. Detailed electrophysiology, as in the case of the face-processing network, of local operations and functional interactions between areas is necessary to uncover neural mechanisms and computation principles of social cognition. New naturalistic behavioral paradigms, behavioral tracking, and new analytical approaches for parallel non-stationary data will be important components toward a neuroscientific theory of primates' interactive minds.

Short TitleCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology

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