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From DNA to Social Cognition / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780470543962
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Richard Ebstein (Editor) is one of the leaders in the field of personality genetics and human behavioral genetics. He is Professor and head of the Scheinfeld Center at the Hebrew University. He has published widely and his work was recently highlighted in a Science magazine issue devoted to behavioral genetics [Holden C (2008) Parsing the genetics of behavior. Science 322(5903):892-895].

Dr. Soo Hong Chew (Editor) is a leading economist and has made important contributions to economic theory. He is Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Professor Chew will provide the expertise on game theory and its application to behavioral economics and neuroeconomics.

Dr. Simone Shamay-Tsoory (Editor) has expertise in the neural correlates of emotions and social cognition, particularly empathy and "theory of mind".

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Introduction 1
Richard P. Ebstein, Mikhail Monakhov, Poh San Lai, andSimone G. Shamay-Tsoory


1.1 Genes Related to Autistic Traits and Empathy 21
Bhismadev Chakrabarti and Simon Baron-Cohen

1.2 The Behavioral Genetics of Human Pair Bonding 37
Hasse Walum and Lars Westberg

1.3 Brain Networks Supporting Empathy 47
Martin Schulte-Rüther and Ellen Greimel

1.4 The Human Mirror Neuron System and Social Cognition 63
Sook-Lei Liew and Lisa Aziz-Zadeh

1.5 Motivational Aspects of Future Thinking in the VentromedialPrefrontal Cortex 81
Arnaud D'Argembeau


2.1 Contributions of the Prefrontal Cortex to Social Cognitionand Moral Judgment Processes 93
Chad E. Forbes, Joshua C. Poore, and Jordan Grafman

2.2 Emotion and Moral Cognition 111
Michael Koenigs

2.3 The Neuroanatomical Basis of Moral Cognition and Emotion123
Roland Zahn, Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza, and Jorge Moll

2.4 Envy and Schadenfreude: The Neural Correlates of CompetitiveEmotions 139
Jonathan Dvash and Simone G. Shamay-Tsoory

PART 3 Genes and Decision Making 157

3.1 The Somatic Marker Framework and the Neurological Basis ofDecision Making 159
Antoine Bechara

3.2 A Model of the Initial Stages of Drug Abuse: FromReinforcement Learning to Social Contagion 185
Gilly Koritzky, Adi Luria, and Eldad Yechiam

3.3 Extrinsic Effects and Models of Dominance HierarchyFormation 203
Matthew Druen and Lee Alan Dugatkin

3.4 Complex Social Cognition and the Appreciation of SocialNorms in Psychiatric Disorders: Insights from Evolutionary GameTheory 215
Martin Brüne and Julia Wischniewski

3.5 From Neuroeconomics to Genetics: The Intertemporal ChoicesCase as an Example 233
Itzhak Aharon and Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde

Index 245

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