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Social and Affective Neuroscience of Everyday Human Interaction

From Theory to Methodology

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  • Presents integrative view of neuroscience that is social, affective, moral, political, and interpersonal

  • Provides a holistic view of social behavior, from the molecular level to daily human interactions

  • Serves as an introduction to advanced topics for students, and as guide for more advanced research

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Affective Neuroscience

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Molecular Imaging of the Human Emotion Circuit

      • Lauri Nummenmaa, Kerttu Seppälä, Vesa Putkinen
      Pages 3-21Open Access
    3. Social and Affective Neuroscience of Embodiment

      • Marília Lira da Silveira Coêlho, Tanja S. H. Wingenbach, Paulo Sérgio Boggio
      Pages 37-51Open Access
    4. The Neuroscience of Beauty

      • William Edgar Comfort, Ana Luísa Freitas
      Pages 53-61Open Access
  3. Social Neuroscience and Moral Emotions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 63-63
    2. Mirror Neurons in Action: ERPs and Neuroimaging Evidence

      • Alice Mado Proverbio, Alberto Zani
      Pages 65-84Open Access
    3. Sex Differences in Social Cognition

      • Alice Mado Proverbio
      Pages 85-106Open Access
    4. Development of Morality and Emotional Processing

      • Lucas Murrins Marques, Patrícia Cabral, William Edgar Comfort, Paulo Sérgio Boggio
      Pages 107-117Open Access
    5. Trust in Social Interaction: From Dyads to Civilizations

      • Leonardo Christov-Moore, Dimitris Bolis, Jonas Kaplan, Leonhard Schilbach, Marco Iacoboni
      Pages 119-141Open Access
  4. Clinical Neuroscience

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 143-143
    2. The Time Has Come to Be Mindwanderful: Mind Wandering and the Intuitive Psychology Mode

      • Óscar F. Gonçalves, Mariana Rachel Dias da Silva
      Pages 145-160Open Access
    3. Social Cognition Development and Socioaffective Dysfunction in Childhood and Adolescence

      • Claudia Berlim de Mello, Thiago da Silva Gusmão Cardoso, Marcus Vinicius C. Alves
      Pages 161-175Open Access
    4. Clinical Neuroscience Meets Second-Person Neuropsychiatry

      • Leonhard Schilbach, Juha M. Lahnakoski
      Pages 177-191Open Access
  5. Methods Used in Social and Affective Neuroscience

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 193-193
    2. EEG and ERPs in the Study of Language and Social Knowledge

      • Alice Mado Proverbio
      Pages 195-212Open Access
    3. Brain Imaging Methods in Social and Affective Neuroscience: A Machine Learning Perspective

      • Lucas R. Trambaiolli, Claudinei E. Biazoli Jr, João R. Sato
      Pages 213-230Open Access
    4. fMRI and fNIRS Methods for Social Brain Studies: Hyperscanning Possibilities

      • Paulo Rodrigo Bazán, Edson Amaro Jr
      Pages 231-254Open Access
    5. Modulating the Social and Affective Brain with Transcranial Stimulation Techniques

      • Gabriel Rego, Lucas Murrins Marques, Marília Lira da Silveira Coêlho, Paulo Sérgio Boggio
      Pages 255-270Open Access

About this book

This Open Access book presents the current state of the art knowledge on social and affective neuroscience based on empirical findings. This volume is divided into several sections first guiding the reader through important theoretical topics within affective neuroscience, social neuroscience and moral emotions, and clinical neuroscience. Each chapter addresses everyday social interactions and various aspects of social interactions from a different angle taking the reader on a diverse journey. The last section of the book is of methodological nature. Basic information is presented for the reader to learn about common methodologies used in neuroscience alongside advanced input to deepen the understanding and usability of these methods in social and affective neuroscience for more experienced readers.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Developmental Disorders Program, Center for Health and Biological Sciences, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, Brazil

    Paulo Sérgio Boggio, Marília Lira da Silveira Coêlho, William Edgar Comfort

  • School of Human Sciences Faculty of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, University of Greenwich, Greenwich, London, UK

    Tanja S. H. Wingenbach

  • Instituto de Medicina Fisica e Reabilitacao, Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

    Lucas Murrins Marques

  • Faculty of Health Sciences of Trairi, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte Santa, Cruz, Brazil

    Marcus Vinicius C. Alves

About the editors

Paulo Sergio Boggio holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, MSc and PhD from the University of São Paulo. He leads the Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the Center for Health and Biological Sciences, Mackenzie Presbyterian University. He is a Professor in Developmental Disorders and Psychology at Mackenzie Presbyterian University. He is a CNPq researcher Fellow and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. In 2011, he was elected an Affiliate Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He has wide experience in the field of Psychology, with an emphasis on Social and Affective Neuroscience. He also has experience with the use of non-invasive techniques of brain stimulation, high density EEG, eye-tracking, and other techniques.


Tanja S. H. Wingenbach holds a B.Sc. in Psychology (University of Luxembourg), a M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology (University of Basel), and a PhD in Psychology (University of Bath). From 2017-2019, she held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Mackenzie Presbyterian University in Sao Paulo. She was a post-doctoral senior research fellow at the University of Zurich / University Hospital Zurich from 2019-2022, after which she joined the University of Greenwich as a Lecturer in Psychology. Her research falls within emotion sciences and encompasses typical as well as atypical populations.



Marília Lira da Silveira Coêlho graduated as a physiotherapist from the University Center of Bahia – FIB and holds a MSc from the Federal University of Bahia and a PhD from Mackenzie Presbyterian University. She is currently a researcher at the Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab and professor at the physiotherapy course at Mackenzie University. She studies multisensory integration, visuospatial perception, perceptual illusion, body image, transcranial direct current stimulation and Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy.

William Edgar Comfort received his B.S. in Psychology from Bangor University, MSc in Neuropsychology from the University of Bristol and his PhD in Neuroscience and Cognition from UFABC. He was previously an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Osasco University and is currently a Guest Lecturer on the specialization course in Applied Neuroscience and Psychology and a FAPESP post-doctoral fellow in the Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, at Mackenzie Presbyterian University.

Lucas Murrins Marques obtained his Bachelor in Psychology from Mackenzie Presbyterian University in 2014, holds a Master’s degree in Basic Psychology from Minho University (2013) a Master's in Developmental Disorders from Mackenzie Presbyterian University (2016) and a PhD in Developmental Disorders from Mackenzie Presbyterian University (2020). He is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at IMREA from the Faculty of Medicine of University of São Paulo. His main research interests are in brain stimulation, psychophysiology, machine learning, neurophysiology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation, emotion regulation and wellbeing.

Marcus Vinicius Alves has a PhD from Universidade Federal de São Paulo, and experience as a Visiting Researcher at Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John’s, Canada) and as a Research and Development Specialist at Université du Luxembourg (Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg). Currently, Marcus Vinicius Alves is a professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Santa Cruz, Brazil. Alves’ research interests include learning, mental effort (attention control and cognitive load), incidental and motivated forgetting, and social cognition, mainly utilizing behavioral experiments, fNIRS, eye tracking, and pupillometry.  

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Social and Affective Neuroscience of Everyday Human Interaction

  • Book Subtitle: From Theory to Methodology

  • Editors: Paulo Sérgio Boggio, Tanja S. H. Wingenbach, Marília Lira da Silveira Coêlho, William Edgar Comfort, Lucas Murrins Marques, Marcus Vinicius C. Alves

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-08651-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-08650-2Published: 30 November 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-08653-3Published: 30 November 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-08651-9Published: 28 November 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXIII, 302

  • Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Neurosciences, Social Sciences, general

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