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Translating upwards: linking the neural and social sciences via neuroeconomics.
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PMID:  23034481     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The social and neural sciences share a common interest in understanding the mechanisms that underlie human behaviour. However, interactions between neuroscience and social science disciplines remain strikingly narrow and tenuous. We illustrate the scope and challenges for such interactions using the paradigmatic example of neuroeconomics. Using quantitative analyses of both its scientific literature and the social networks in its intellectual community, we show that neuroeconomics now reflects a true disciplinary integration, such that research topics and scientific communities with interdisciplinary span exert greater influence on the field. However, our analyses also reveal key structural and intellectual challenges in balancing the goals of neuroscience with those of the social sciences. To address these challenges, we offer a set of prescriptive recommendations for directing future research in neuroeconomics.
Authors:
Clement Levallois; John A Clithero; Paul Wouters; Ale Smidts; Scott A Huettel
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature reviews. Neuroscience     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat. Rev. Neurosci.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100962781     Medline TA:  Nat Rev Neurosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
1] the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, 3062 PA, The Netherlands. [2] the Erasmus Virtual Knowledge Studio, Erasmus University, 3062 PA, The Netherlands. [3].
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