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Social and Affective Neuroscience

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 6
Module lead
Nick Kelley
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

Humans are adapted to be highly social. We interact with a number of other people everyday, and successful social interactions depend on the ability to infer other's mental and emotional state from limited cues. Social and affective neuroscience applies the methods traditionally used in neuroscience (e.g., neuroimaging, brain-stimulation methods such as fMRI, EEG, TMS) to better understand neural and psychological mechanisms underlying human social behaviours. This module will address from a cognitive neuroscience perspective a range of research questions relating to human social and emotional behaviour including social reward and punishment processing, prejudice & stereotype, and the abilities to experience empathy and to understand other people's intentions.

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Pre-requisite: PSYC1016

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