The building blocks of social communication

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Title: The building blocks of social communication
Author: Niznikiewicz, Margaret A.
Citation: Niznikiewicz, Margaret A. 2013. “The building blocks of social communication.” Advances in Cognitive Psychology 9 (4): 173-183. doi:10.2478/v10053-008-0145-6.
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Abstract: In the present review, social communication will be discussed in the context of social cognition, and cold and hot cognition. The review presents research on prosody, processing of faces, multimodal processing of voice and face, and the impact of emotion on constructing semantic meaning. Since the focus of this mini review is on brain processes involved in these cognitive functions, the bulk of evidence presented will be from event related potential (ERP) studies as this methodology offers the best temporal resolution of cognitive events under study. The argument is made that social communication is accomplished via fast acting sensory processes and later, top down processes. Future directions both in terms of methodology and research questions are also discussed.
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