Here is an interesting article about the part of the brain associated social interactions.
My apologies if this has been posted before.
Thanks. It does seem unlikely that the only part of the brain involved in decoding social intentions is the 'right side of the posterior superior temporal sulcus' as they say (a different experiment might show something else). It also sounds like autism researchers might check the same thing.
Their animation test is similar to Heider--Simmel or videos by Fulvia Castelli - which were used to locate the same function to the 'medial frontal cortex and temporo-parietal junction', not quite the same area. That research did think of autism as a functional 'deficit' rather than difference.
Thanks for the links Cassandro. You have far more knowledge of this subject than me. I’ve just started to read up about it.
I’ve also been interested in the discovery establishing that autism and synaesthesia are linked to the same chromosomal region.
Thanks for sharing this information. It really is informative and goes into depth about this topic amongst other components.
It would be good to post that link to Synaesthesia research in a separate Thread so that everyone notices it! There are quite a few people with Synaesthesia around the forum who'd probably like to see that.
Okay, will do. Thanks for the tip.
I agree the title of the article in the link is misleading, they could have said they located "a" part of the brain involved in social interactions instead of saying they located "the" part. The original neuropsychologia paper describes their findings more accurately. In the paper they also found the temporal parietal junction to be involved. If you're interested in this stuff, a good source to find more information is google scholar. Spectrumnews also gives quite good scientific summaries of research findings.