Social Neuroscience in South America: A Multilevel Approach to Biological and Social Perspectives
Ibañez, A., Escobar, J., Riveros, R. & Barutta, J. (2009)..Chile, (J. C. Sáez, Editor).
Abstract: The editors of this book have assembled essays that present us with the idea that social processes and brain processes seem not to be as separate as many of our departments of Social Sciences and Neuroscience. Socio-sciences study social phenomena from Neuroscience, and are some of the most promising emerging developments in Cognitive Sciences and Neuroscience, with applications ranging from Social Cognition to Neuropsychiatry. This perspective requires the multidisciplinary approach of social phenomena, combining psychological, social and neuroscientific techniques and perspectives. Therefore, the topics of Socio-sciences present in this book are equally diverse and interesting: Processes associated with prejudice and their correlates of the brain; Brain dynamics and the development of empathy; The contributions made to Neuropsychiatry and Psychological Therapy; The role of social context in brain dynamics; etc. This book (the first in Spanish on the subject) summons some of the most eminent international scientists in this area and South American multidisciplinary research teams