The Neuroscience of Interpersonal Understanding
Poster Session VI - Board: VI-031
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall
How do people communicate their affective states and understand those of others? Using fMRI, we demonstrated for the first time that accurate understanding of another’s emotions is dependent on brain regions from the mirror neuron system, as well as those involved in explicit appraisals about mental states.