New Advances in Social Cognitive Neuroscience
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Social cognition
Emotional disorders
Cognitive decision making
Brain imaging research



Submitted : 2023-07-29
Accepted : 2023-08-13
Published : 2023-08-28


Social cognitive neuroscience, as an important branch of the field of neuroscience, studies the cognitive, emotional and interactive processes of individuals in social environments. In recent years, with the continuous development of neuroscience, social cognitive research has been progressing steadily. This paper discusses the latest research progress in the field of social cognitive neuroscience from the perspective of neuroscience, covering the mechanism of emotional disorders and cognitive decision making, and brain imaging of social cognitive neuroscience. These advances not only deepen our understanding of social cognition, but also provide new ideas for the intervention and treatment of social cognitive disorders.


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