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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Prevalence of late-life depression and gap in mental health service use across European regions.
Related Articles Prevalence of late-life depression and gap in mental health service use across European regions. Eur Psychiatry. 2019 Jan 15;57:19-25 Authors: Horackova K, Kopecek M, Machů V, Kagstrom A, Aarsland D, Motlova LB, Cermakova P Abstract Background We aimed to determine the prevalence and gap in use of mental health services for late-life depression in four European regions (Western Europe, Scandinavia, Southern Europe and Central and Eastern Europe) and explore socio-demographic, social and health-related factors associated with it. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional study based on data from the Survey on Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. Participants were a population-based sample of 28 796 persons (53% […]
Alexithymia predicts poorer social and everyday functioning in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Related Articles Alexithymia predicts poorer social and everyday functioning in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Psychiatry Res. 2019 Jan 11;273:218-226 Authors: Ospina LH, Shanahan M, Perez-Rodriguez MM, Chan CC, Clari R, Burdick KE Abstract Alexithymia, or the inability to identify and describe one's emotions, is significantly higher in bipolar disorder (BD) and schizophrenia (SZ), compared to healthy controls (HC). Alexithymia has also been observed to predict psychosocial functioning in SZ. We investigated whether alexithymia predicted social and everyday functioning in BD, as well as transdiagnostically in HC, BD, and SZ patients. 56 BD, 45 SZ, and 50 HC were administered and compared on tests measuring neurocognition, social […]
A novel neurocognitive approach for placebo analgesia in neurocognitive disorders.
Related Articles A novel neurocognitive approach for placebo analgesia in neurocognitive disorders. Exp Gerontol. 2019 Jan 15;: Authors: Palermo S, Rainero I, Stanziano M, Vase L, D'Agata F, Rubino E, Valentini MC, Fonio P, Sardanelli F, Amanzio M Abstract Neural correlates of placebo analgesia (PA) in patients with neurocognitive disorders have not yet been elucidated. The present study aimed to evaluate how and to what extent executive (dys)functions of the medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC) may be related to PA. To this end, twenty-three subjects complaining of different cognitive deficits (from mild cognitive impairment likely due to Alzheimer's Disease to mild AD) were recruited. PA was investigated by a well-known experimental […]
Behavioral and cardiovascular consequences of disrupted oxytocin communication in cohabitating pairs of male and female prairie voles.
Related Articles Behavioral and cardiovascular consequences of disrupted oxytocin communication in cohabitating pairs of male and female prairie voles. Soc Neurosci. 2019 Jan 18;: Authors: Grippo AJ, McNeal N, Watanasriyakul WT, Cacioppo S, Scotti ML, Dagner A Abstract Negative social experiences may influence psychological and physiological health via altered central oxytocin communication. The prairie vole is valuable for investigating the potential influence of oxytocin on responses to social experiences. Prairie voles are socially monogamous, live in pairs or family groups, and respond negatively to changes in the social environment. This study investigated the hypothesis that disruptions of oxytocin in one prairie vole of a […]
Work-related predictors for return to work after stroke.
Related Articles Work-related predictors for return to work after stroke. Acta Neurol Scand. 2019 Jan 18;: Authors: Palstam A, Westerlind E, Persson HC, Sunnerhagen KS Abstract OBJECTIVES: Disability due to stroke imposes a large burden on individuals, and on society, in terms of impaired work ability and sick leave. The reported return to work (RTW) rate after stroke varies globally and is influenced by a range of different aspects. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of work-related factors on time to RTW after stroke, and possible differences between the sexes. MATERIALS & METHODS: Data from 204 persons with first-time stroke in the years 2009-2010 in Gothenburg, Sweden, who were of working age and had […]