Social brains on drugs: Tools for neuromodulation in social neuroscience

Molly J. Crockett, Ernst Fehr

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Neuromodulators such as serotonin, oxytocin and testosterone play an important role in social behavior. Studies examining the effects of these neuromodulators and others on social cognition and behavior (and their neural underpinnings) are becoming increasingly common. Here, we provide an overview of methodological considerations for those wishing to evaluate or conduct empirical studies of neuromodulation in social neuroscience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbernst113
Pages (from-to)250-254
Number of pages5
JournalSocial cognitive and affective neuroscience
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


  • Dopamine
  • Hormones
  • Neuromodulation
  • Oxytocin
  • Serotonin
  • Testosterone


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