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Altruistic behavior: mapping responses in the brain

Overview of attention for article published in Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics, November 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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3 news outlets
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1 blog
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15 tweeters

Citations

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Title
Altruistic behavior: mapping responses in the brain
Published in
Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics, November 2016
DOI 10.2147/nan.s87718
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Authors

Megan Filkowski, R. Nick Cochran, Brian Haas

Abstract

Altruism is an important social construct related to human relationships and the way many interpersonal and economic decisions are made. Recent progress in social neuroscience research shows that altruism is associated with a specific pattern of brain activity. The tendency to engage in altruistic behaviors is associated with greater activity within limbic regions such as the nucleus accumbens and anterior cingulate cortex in addition to cortical regions such as the medial prefrontal cortex and temporoparietal junction. Here, we review existing theoretical models of altruism as well as recent empirical neuroimaging research demonstrating how altruism is processed within the brain. This review not only highlights the progress in neuroscience research on altruism but also shows that there exist several open questions that remain unexplored.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 15 38%
Student > Master 6 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Other 2 5%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 5 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 18 45%
Neuroscience 4 10%
Philosophy 2 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Social Sciences 2 5%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 8 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 48. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 January 2021.
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