Social Neuroscience Definition
“Social neuroscience may be broadly defined as the exploration of the neurological underpinnings of the processes traditionally examined by, but not limited to, social psychology.” (Definiton of Social Neuroscience writen by Jean Decety and Julian Paul Keenan in the first issue of Social Neuroscience Journal.)
“Social neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field devoted to understanding how biological systems implement social processes and behavior, and to using biological concepts and methods to inform and refine theories of social processes and behavior.” (Wikipedia)
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Impact of Comorbid Chronic Conditions to Quality of Life among Elderly Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in Vietnam.
Impact of Comorbid Chronic Conditions to Quality of Life among Elderly Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in Vietnam. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Feb 13;16(4): Authors: Nguyen HV, Tran TT, Nguyen CT, Tran TH, Tran BX, Latkin CA, Ho CSH, Ho RCM Abstract Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major cause of disease burden in the elderly population. This study aimed to measure the quality of life (QOL) among patients with T2DM and the associations between co-morbidities and QOL. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 194 patients with T2DM. The minimal clinically important difference (MCID) scores were used to indicate the clinically meaningful differences of comorbidities on quality of life. A Tobit regression was employed to find […]
Vocal Learning: Shaping by Social Reinforcement.
Related Articles Vocal Learning: Shaping by Social Reinforcement. Curr Biol. 2019 Feb 18;29(4):R125-R127 Authors: Takahashi DY Abstract Animals modulate their behavior by interacting with others. Nevertheless, popular theories of vocal learning frequently overlook the role of ongoing social interactions. New research suggests that a social feedback loop between young male zebra finches and adult females guides the process of song learning. PMID: 30779900 [PubMed - in process […]
Context matters: Characteristics of solitary versus social cannabis use.
Related Articles Context matters: Characteristics of solitary versus social cannabis use. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2019 Feb 18;: Authors: Spinella TC, Stewart SH, Barrett SP Abstract INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Given the increase in cannabis availability and use in North America, identification of risk factors for cannabis use and dependence is paramount. One factor that may be associated with various cannabis-related adverse outcomes is the context in which it is used. This secondary analysis study sought to examine the extent to which the social context of cannabis use is related to patterns of use and associated harms. DESIGN AND METHODS: One hundred and eighty-eight adult cannabis users were community-recruited in Halifax, Canada. […]
[Attentional bias processing mechanism of emotional faces: anger and happiness superiority effects].
Related Articles [Attentional bias processing mechanism of emotional faces: anger and happiness superiority effects]. Sheng Li Xue Bao. 2019 Feb 25;71(1):86-94 Authors: Xu QR, He WQ, Ye CX, Luo WB Abstract Emotional information is critical for our social life, in which attentional bias is now a focus in the study on attention. However, the attentional bias processing mechanism of emotional faces still arouses huge controversy. Using similar experimental paradigms and stimuli, the published studies have yielded contradictory results. Some studies suggest that angry faces could automatically stimulate attention, that is, there is an anger superiority effect. On the contrary, lines of growing evidence support the existence of a happiness […]
[A review on behavior and brain imaging research of human visually-guided action].
Related Articles [A review on behavior and brain imaging research of human visually-guided action]. Sheng Li Xue Bao. 2019 Feb 25;71(1):22-32 Authors: Tang RX, Song AX, Chen J Abstract Bipedalism (using only two legs for walking) and having the capability to use tools have long been considered characteristic features that differentiate human beings from animals. Being able to walk upright freed up human hands, allowing us to reach, grasp, carry food, make and use tools, which greatly increased the survivability of our ancestors. Hand actions not only involve muscles and joints to execute actions but also require computations in the brain to analyze the visual environment and select the appropriate action, as well as formulate the action […]