Neuroimaging Personality, Social Cognition, and Character

Neuroimaging Personality, Social Cognition, and Character

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Neuroimaging Personality, Social Cognition, and Character covers the science of combining brain imaging with other analytical techniques for use in understanding cognition, behavior, consciousness, memory, language, visual perception, emotional control, and other human attributes. Multidimensional brain imaging research has led to a greater understanding of character traits such as honesty, generosity, truthfulness, and foresight previously unachieved by quantitative mapping. This book summarizes the latest brain imaging research pertaining to character with structural and functional human brain imaging in both normal individuals and those with brain disease or disorder, including psychiatric disorders. By reviewing and synthesizing the latest structural and functional brain imaging research related to character, this book situates itself into the larger framework of cognitive neuroscience, psychiatric neuroimaging, related fields of research, and a wide range of academic fields, such as politics, psychology, medicine, education, law, and religion.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 420 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 25.4mm | 1,310g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0128009357
  • 9780128009352

Table of contents

Section I. Introduction 1. Hypersexuality and Neuroimaging Personality, Social Cognition, and Character

Section II. Perspectives on the neural basis of personality and dispositions 2. Approach/Avoidance 3. Integrating Personality/Character Neuroscience with Network Analysis 4. Genetics, brain, and personality: searching for intermediate phenotypes 5. Anxiety and Harm Avoidance 6. Impulsiveness and inhibitory mechanisms

Section III. Brain imaging perspectives on understanding the self and others: from perception to social cognition 7. The Neuroscience of Social Vision 8. Social Vision: At the Intersection of Vision and Person Perception 9. Neuroimaging Investigations of the Impact of Social Hierarchies and Social Status 10. Cognitive Neuroscience of Self-reflection

Section IV. Brain imaging perspectives on affect and emotion regulation 11. The Neural Basis of Frustration State 12. Emotional learning and regulation in social situations 13. Emotion and aging: The impact of emotion on attention, memory, and face recognition in late adulthood

Section V: Brain imaging perspectives on the basis of prosociability 14. Cultural Neuroscience of Moral Reasoning and Decision Making 15. Empathy 16. Honesty

Section VI. Brain imaging and society 17. The henchman's brain: Neuropsychological implications of authoritarianism and prejudice 18. The Neural Mechanisms of Prejudice Intervention 19. Political Neuroscience 20. Science in Society: Neuroscience and Lay Understandings of Self and Identity 21. Toward a Neuroscience of Wisdom
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About John R. Absher

Dr. John Absher is the President of Absher Neurology, P.A. and Alliance for Neuro Research, LLC. Dr. Absher obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. After internal medicine internship at the University of Maryland Medical Systems in Baltimore, he completed neurology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and Behavioral Neurology/Neuropsychiatry fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. He served for seven years as Assistant Professor of Neurology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and maintains an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Absher is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult Neurology, has subspecialty certification in Behavioral Neurology by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties, and additional certifications in neuroimaging (MRI and CT) and neurosonology through the American Society of Neuroimaging. Dr. Absher has been engaged in neuroimaging research and educational activities for 25 years, including structural and functional neuroimaging research related to neuropsychiatric and cognitive neurosciences.
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