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›› 2005, Vol. 13 ›› Issue (4): 517-524.

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The Neural Bases of Social Emotions

Xu Xiaokun,Wang Lingling,Qian Xing,Wang Jinjin,Zhou Xiaolin   

  1. The Research Center of Learning Science, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
  • Received:2005-04-06 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2005-07-15 Published:2005-07-15
  • Contact: Zhou Xiaolin

Abstract: Social emotions depend on a social context and arise later in development and evolution than basic emotions (happy, sad, angry etc) and require an extended representation of oneself as situated within a society. This article categorized social emotions and reviewed recent findings concerning the neural bases of different social emotions. The advantages and limitations of various experimental paradigms and the neural relations between social emotions and other social cognition processes are discussed.

Key words: social emotion, neural substrate, functional neural image

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