Understanding social neuroscience requires understanding the neuroscience of the self. That’s because our social interactions are deeply intertwined with how we understand ourselves, our goals, needs, desires, and dreads. Social cognitive neuroscience, one field that studies the brain in social circumstances, has discovered much regarding how our brains process information about ourselves and others.
In this episode of the Thinking Tools Podcast, I speak with Taylor Guthrie, the creator of one of my favorite YouTube channels, @The Cellular Republic. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUNqseoOq5DfzwCRI-7ZAow
There, Taylor provides university-level lectures on social neuroscience as well as shorter videos that provide insight into other aspects of neuroscience.
Taylor Guthrie is a PhD student at the University of Oregon where his main focus of study is social neuroscience. He is particularly interested in how our brains begin to represent social information in more similar ways to each other as we form close relationships with one another. His work explores the nature of the self at a neural level and seeks to uncover the ways in which the brain separates information about the self from information that is used to represent the various other people around us. He uses MRI and computational analysis methods to explore these various processes.
Check out the full episode! https://youtu.be/deDUbxNJiOk
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