Analisi Critica Di «Social Neuroscience»: La Ricerca Sul Cervello Sociale E L'Economia Si Influenzano A Vicenda?

Translated title of the contribution: A Review Essay on «Social Neuroscience»: Can Research on the Social Brain and Economics Inform Each Other?

Carlos Alós-Ferrer

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Abstract

Social neuroscience studies the «social brain», conceived as the set of brain structures and functions supporting the perception and evaluation of the social environment. This article provides an overview of the field, using the book Social Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (Russell K. Schutt, Larry J. Seidman, and Matcheri S. Keshavan, editors) as a starting point. Topics include the evolution of the social brain, the concept of «theory of mind», the relevant brain networks, and documented failures of the social brain. I argue that social neuroscience and economics can greatly benefit from each other because the social brain underlies interpersonal decision making, as studied in economics.

Translated title of the contributionA Review Essay on «Social Neuroscience»: Can Research on the Social Brain and Economics Inform Each Other?
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)229-274
Number of pages46
JournalSistemi Intelligenti
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018

Keywords

  • (neuro)economics
  • Decision-making
  • Neuroscience
  • Social brain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Artificial Intelligence

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