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WIREs Cognitive Science
Volume 9 Issue 1 (January 2018)
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New perspectives on the neurophysiology of primate amygdala emerging from the study of naturalistic social behaviors
Published Online: Aug 11 2017
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1449
Videos of conspecifics elicited in viewer monkey's interactive social behaviors such as eye contact and the reciprocation of facial expressions. The viewer's behaviors were monitored by eye tracking and by electromyographical activity recorded from the facial muscles. The behaviors (e.g., facial expressions, gaze direction, etc.) of the monkeys shown in the videos were quantified by detailed ethograms. Under these naturalistic conditions, neural activity recorded from the amygdala showed new response properties. A subset of neurons responded to looking at the eyes and to eye contact while other neurons responded to the stretches and compressions of the facial skin during the production of facial expression. The latter observation led to the discovery of neurons in the amygdala that respond selectively to touch.
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Philosophical aesthetics and cognitive science
Published Online: Jun 22 2017
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1445
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Word maturity indices with latent semantic analysis: why, when, and where is Procrustes rotation applied?
Published Online: Oct 11 2017
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1457
Longitudinal word monitoring of lexicon through the maturity curves. We can estimate the age when the normative population reach the mature meaning of a word. Examples for some words Banco (Financial bank/River bank/Bench/School of fish), Bosque (Forest), Botella (Bottle) and Inmortalidad (Immortality).
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The evolution of stories: from mimesis to language, from fact to fiction
Published Online: May 24 2017
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1444
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