Social neurophysiology has increasingly addressed how several aspects of self and other are distinctly represented in the brain. In social interactions, the self-other distinction is fundamental for discriminating one's own actions, intentions, and outcomes from those that originate in the external world. In this paper, we review neurophysiological experiments using nonhuman primates that shed light on the importance of the self-other distinction, focusing mainly on the frontal cortex. We start by examining how the findings are impacted by the experimental paradigms that are used, such as the type of social partner or whether a passive or active interaction is required. Next, we describe the 2 sociocognitive systems: mirror and mentalizing. Finally, we discuss how the self-other distinction can occur in different domains to process different aspects of social information: the observation and prediction of others' actions and the monitoring of others' rewards.

Dedicated representation of others in the macaque frontal cortex: from action monitoring and prediction to outcome evaluation / Ferrucci, Lorenzo; Nougaret, Simon; Falcone, Rossella; Cirillo, Rossella; Ceccarelli, Francesco; Genovesio, Aldo. - In: CEREBRAL CORTEX. - ISSN 1047-3211. - (2021). [10.1093/cercor/bhab253]

Dedicated representation of others in the macaque frontal cortex: from action monitoring and prediction to outcome evaluation

Ferrucci, Lorenzo
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Nougaret, Simon;Falcone, Rossella;Cirillo, Rossella;Ceccarelli, Francesco;Genovesio, Aldo
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Abstract

Social neurophysiology has increasingly addressed how several aspects of self and other are distinctly represented in the brain. In social interactions, the self-other distinction is fundamental for discriminating one's own actions, intentions, and outcomes from those that originate in the external world. In this paper, we review neurophysiological experiments using nonhuman primates that shed light on the importance of the self-other distinction, focusing mainly on the frontal cortex. We start by examining how the findings are impacted by the experimental paradigms that are used, such as the type of social partner or whether a passive or active interaction is required. Next, we describe the 2 sociocognitive systems: mirror and mentalizing. Finally, we discuss how the self-other distinction can occur in different domains to process different aspects of social information: the observation and prediction of others' actions and the monitoring of others' rewards.
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