Shared representations

sensorimotor foundations of social life

Sukhvinder S. Obhi, Emily S. Cross

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Socially situated thought and behaviour are pervasive and vitally important in human society. The social brain has become a focus of study for researchers in the neurosciences, psychology, biology and other areas of behavioural science, and it is becoming increasingly clear that social behaviour is heavily dependent on shared representations. Any social activity, from a simple conversation to a well-drilled military exercise to an exquisitely perfected dance routine, involves information sharing between the brains of those involved. This volume comprises a collection of cutting-edge essays centred on the idea of shared representations, broadly defined. Featuring contributions from established world leaders in their fields and written in a simultaneously accessible and detailed style, this is an invaluable resource for established researchers and those who are new to the field.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
Number of pages667
ISBN (Electronic)9781107279353
ISBN (Print)9781107050204, 9781107690318
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCambridge social neuroscience

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