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Neuromodulators such as serotonin, oxytocin and testosterone play an important role in social behavior. Studies examining the effects of these neuromodulators and others on social cognition and behavior (and their neural underpinnings) are becoming increasingly common. Here, we provide an overview of methodological considerations for those wishing to evaluate or conduct empirical studies of neuromodulation in social neuroscience.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/scan/nst113

Type

Journal article

Journal

Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci

Publication Date

02/2014

Volume

9

Pages

250 - 254

Keywords

dopamine, hormones, neuromodulation, oxytocin, serotonin, testosterone, Animals, Behavioral Sciences, Brain, Humans, Neurosciences, Neurotransmitter Agents, Social Behavior