Several studies have demonstrated sex differences in empathy and social abilities. This chapter reviews studies on sex differences in the brain, with particular reference to how women and men process faces and facial expressions, social interactions, pain of others, infant faces, faces in things (pareidolia), living vs. non-living information, purposeful actions, biological motion, erotic vs. emotional information. Sex differences in oxytocin-based attachment response and emotional memory are also discussed. Overall, the female and male brains show some neuro-functional differences in several aspects of social cognition, with particular regard to emotional coding, face processing and response to baby schema that might be interpreted in the light of evolutionary psychobiology.

Proverbio, A. (2023). Sex Differences in Social Cognition. In P.S. Boggio, T. Wingenbach, M.L. da Silveira Coêlho, W.E. Comfort, L. Murrins Marques, M. Alves (a cura di), Social and Affective Neuroscience of Everyday Human Interaction (pp. 85-106). Springer Nature [10.1007/978-3-031-08651-9_6].

Sex Differences in Social Cognition

Proverbio, Alice Mado
Primo
2023

Abstract

Several studies have demonstrated sex differences in empathy and social abilities. This chapter reviews studies on sex differences in the brain, with particular reference to how women and men process faces and facial expressions, social interactions, pain of others, infant faces, faces in things (pareidolia), living vs. non-living information, purposeful actions, biological motion, erotic vs. emotional information. Sex differences in oxytocin-based attachment response and emotional memory are also discussed. Overall, the female and male brains show some neuro-functional differences in several aspects of social cognition, with particular regard to emotional coding, face processing and response to baby schema that might be interpreted in the light of evolutionary psychobiology.
Capitolo o saggio
Hemispheric asymmetries, Facial expressions, Parental response, Face pareidolia, Sex hormones
English
Social and Affective Neuroscience of Everyday Human Interaction
978-3-031-08650-2
Proverbio, A. (2023). Sex Differences in Social Cognition. In P.S. Boggio, T. Wingenbach, M.L. da Silveira Coêlho, W.E. Comfort, L. Murrins Marques, M. Alves (a cura di), Social and Affective Neuroscience of Everyday Human Interaction (pp. 85-106). Springer Nature [10.1007/978-3-031-08651-9_6].
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