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Ventromedial prefrontal volume predicts understanding of others and social network size.

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Cognitive abilities such as Theory of Mind (ToM), and more generally mentalizing competences, are central to human sociality. Neuroimaging has associated these abilities with specific brain regions including temporo-parietal junction, superior temporal sulcus, frontal pole, and ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Previous studies have shown both that mentalizing competence, indexed as the ability to correctly understand others' belief states, is associated with social network size and that social...

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Roberts, N More by this author
Dunbar, RI More by this author
Journal:
NeuroImage
Volume:
57
Issue:
4
Pages:
1624-1629
Publication date:
2011-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1095-9572
ISSN:
1053-8119
URN:
uuid:a7f06e8f-0b10-4c20-a09d-16bbb3dfa303
Source identifiers:
304657
Local pid:
pubs:304657

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