Developmental Social and Affective Neuroscience

Developmental Cognitive NeuroscienceWe are pleased to announce a Virtual Special Issue of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, focusing on developmental social and affective neuroscience. The contributions have been selected to highlight the breadth and depth of articles published in this area. The selected papers focus on social and affective development from infancy through childhood and adolescence, in typical development and in developmental conditions such as autism, Williams syndrome and depression.


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Developmental Social and Affective Neuroscience

  1. Anomalous functional brain activation following negative mood induction in children with pre-school onset major depression 
    David Pagliaccio, Joan Luby, Mike Gaffrey, Andrew Belden, Kelly Botteron, Ian H. Gotlib, Deanna M. Barch

  2. Isolating N400 as neural marker of vocal anger processing in 6–11-year old children 
    Georgia Chronaki, Samantha Broyd, Matthew Garner, Julie A. Hadwin, Margaret J.J. Thompson, Edmund J.S. Sonuga-Barke

  3. Processing of novel and familiar faces in infants at average and high risk for autism 
    Alexandra P.F. Key, Wendy L. Stone

  4. Withholding response in the face of a smile: Age-related differences in prefrontal sensitivity to Nogo cues following happy and angry faces 
    Rebecca M. Todd, Wayne Lee, Jennifer W. Evans, Marc D. Lewis, Margot J. Taylor

  5. Influence of the OPRM1 gene polymorphism upon children's degree of withdrawal and brain activation in response to facial expressions 
    Eleonora Bertoletti, Annalisa Zanoni, Roberto Giorda, Marco Battaglia

  6. Neural development of mentalizing in moral judgment from adolescence to adulthood 
    Carla L. Harenski, Keith A. Harenski, Matthew S. Shane, Kent A. Kiehl

  7. Effects of eye gaze cues provided by the caregiver compared to a stranger on infants’ object processing
    Stefanie Hoehl, Sebastian Wahl, Christine Michel, Tricia Striano

  8. Enhanced neural responses to rule violation in children with autism: A comparison to social exclusion 
    Danielle Z. Bolling, Naomi B. Pitskel, Ben Deen, Michael J. Crowley, James C. McPartland, Martha D. Kaiser, Brent C. Vander Wyk, Jia Wu, Linda C. Mayes, Kevin A. Pelphrey

  9. Using novel control groups to dissect the amygdala's role in Williams syndrome 
    Tricia A. Thornton-Wells, Suzanne N. Avery, Jennifer Urbano Blackford

  10. How grossed out are you? The neural bases of emotion regulation from childhood to adolescence 
    Naomi B. Pitskel, Danielle Z. Bolling, Martha D. Kaiser, Michael J. Crowley, Kevin A. Pelphrey

  11. Genetic and neural dissociation of individual responses to emotional expressions in human infants 
    Tobias Grossmann, Mark H. Johnson, Amrisha Vaish, David A. Hughes, Dominique Quinque, Mark Stoneking, Angela D. Friederici

  12. Adult depression-like behavior, amygdala and olfactory cortex functions are restored by odor previously paired with shock during infant's sensitive period attachment learning 
    Yannick Sevelinges, Anne-Marie Mouly, Charlis Raineki, Stéphanie Moriceau, Christina Forest, Regina M. Sullivan

  13. Enhanced right amygdala activity in adolescents during encoding of positively valenced pictures 
    Roma A. Vasa, Daniel S. Pine, Julia M. Thorn, Tess E. Nelson, Simona Spinelli, Eric Nelson, Francoise S. Maheu, Monique Ernst, Maggie Bruck, Stewart H. Mostofsky

  14. Altered error-related brain activity in youth with major depression 
    Cecile D. Ladouceur, John S. Slifka, Ronald E. Dahl, Boris Birmaher, David A. Axelson, Neal D. Ryan

  15. The development of the error-related negativity (ERN) and its relationship with anxiety: Evidence from 8 to 13 year-olds 
    Alexandria Meyer, Anna Weinberg, Daniel N. Klein, Greg Hajcak

  16. Facing changes and changing faces in adolescence: A new model for investigating adolescent-specific interactions between pubertal, brain and behavioral development 
    K. Suzanne Scherf, Marlene Behrmann, Ronald E. Dahl

  17. Self-development: Integrating cognitive, socioemotional, and neuroimaging perspectives 
    Jennifer H. Pfeifer, Shannon J. Peake

  18. Oxytocin and social motivation 
    Ilanit Gordon, Carina Martin, Ruth Feldman, James F. Leckman

  19. Neural mirroring systems: Exploring the EEG mu rhythm in human infancy 
    Peter J. Marshall, Andrew N. Meltzoff

  20. Putting together phylogenetic and ontogenetic perspectives on empathy 
    Jean Decety, Margarita Svetlova