Journal article

Neural correlates of integrated self and social processing

Laura Finlayson-Short, Christopher G Davey, Ben J Harrison

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

Self-referential and social processing are often engaged concurrently in naturalistic judgements and elicit activity in overlapping brain regions. We have termed this integrated processing 'self-other referential processing' and developed a task to measure its neural correlates. Ninety-eight healthy young people aged 16-25 (M = 21.5 years old, 67% female) completed our novel functional magnetic resonance imaging task. The task had two conditions, an active self-other referential processing condition in which participants rated how much they related to emotional faces and a control condition. Rating relatedness required thinking about oneself (self-referential processing) and drawing a compar..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowships


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) (Project Grant 1145010; principal investigator Prof Harrison). Profs Harrison and Davey were also supported by NHMRC Career Development Fellowships (1124472 and 1061757, respectively).