Neuroscience of Emotions and Social Cognition
Learn about the significance of emotions in various cognitive processes and social cognition in this free online course
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In this free online course, you will learn about the significance of emotions in social interactions and the influence of emotions on cognitive processes such as learning, attention, perception, and more. You will also learn about the cognitive processes that facilitate social behaviour and the neural mechanism behind it. The course begins by defining the concept of emotions and examining the basic physiological components of emotions in general.
Next, the neural structures that support the processing of emotions will be analyzed. The categories of emotions and the influence of emotions on learning, attention, perception and other cognitive processes will be discussed. The next part of the course will focus on the anatomical substrates of social cognition. The individual regions of the brain and their role in the perception of the sense of self will be explained.
Finally, the concept of the theory of mind and empathy will be discussed. You will study how social knowledge and the role the orbitofrontal cortex plays in enabling proper social interaction in individuals. This course will be of interest to students studying neuroscience, psychology or any related fields. It will also be beneficial to those who simply want to better understand how the brain works to improve their knowledge. Start this course today.Start Course Now
Neuroscience of Emotions
Neuroscience of Emotions - Learning Outcomes
Emotions and Cognitive Processes
Influence of Emotions on Attention and Perception
Cognitive Control of Emotions
Neuroscience of Emotions - Lesson Summary
Neuroscience of Social Cognition
Neuroscience of Social Cognition - Learning Outcomes
Social Cognitive Neuroscience
Theory of Mind
Mental State Attribution and Autism
Social Knowledge in Social Cognition
Neuroscience of Social Cognition - Lesson Summary
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the neural systems for emotional processing
- Outline the categories of emotions
- Discuss the theories of emotion generation
- Explain the influence of emotion on learning
- Explain the influence of emotion on attention and perception
- Explain the role of the prefrontal cortex in social cognition
- Discuss the propositions of the theory of mind
- Examine the regions of the brain that influence mental states
- Define social knowledge with respect to social cognition
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