publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Social Working Memory: Neurocognitive networks and plasticity

Meyer, Meghan Leigh;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
The social world is incredibly complex and the ability to keep track of various pieces of social information at once is imperative for success as a social species. Yet, how humans manage social information in mind has to date remained a mystery. On the one hand, psychological models of working memory, or the ability to maintain and manipulate information in mind, suggest that managing social information in mind would rely on generic working memory processes. However, recent research in social neuroscience questions this possibility, as the same neural system, the medial frontoparietal system, that supports basic social cognitive processing disengages during work...
free text keywords: Psychology, social cognition, working memory
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