Week 1 2013 DEVELOPMENTAL SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE AN INTRODUCTION - NOTES.docx

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
M.Holmes
Semester
Winter

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Week 1 2013 DEVELOPMENTAL SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION – NOTES - false dichotomies means falsely splitting up the constructs into two different things when they really are very similar and connected to each other - From developmental perspective, human beings viewed as dynamic organisms, continually in flux o effort is made to document the ontogenetic time series - Raul Aguilar employed rat model focused on rough-and-tumble play o Effects attributable to influences of early social experience on play motivation  Maybe thru ocytocin-dependent sensitization of “socioaffective” neural circuits during infancy - Mirror neurons discovered in monkey premotor cortex - More mu suppression (measured over fronto-central sites) was observed when infants watched unusual object-directed actions o e.g. a movie of an actor picking up a cup and raising it to her ear instead of her mouth - than when watched more familiar actouns o e.g. cup to the mouth - PREMOTOR CORTEX ACTIVATION VARIES W/ CONTENT OF ACTION OBSERVATION The affective significance of relationships - Neural activation related to social feedback was context dependent o Increased activation in response to acceptance when participants had positive expectations - Greater neural activity, indicated by higher amplitude late-occurring ERPs, was associa
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