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Face-to-face communication also helps us to understand and share others' emotional states

Face-to-face communication also helps us to understand and share others' emotional states Face-to-face communication also helps us to understand and share others' emotional states
Source: The art of Conversation, René Magritte (1898 - 1967)
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Conventional face-to-face social interactions allow the development of multiple neurocognitive processes and related neural networks that support our ability to infer others mental states and other social cognitive abilities. Humans get used to face-to-face communication, which delivers social information about others mental states and facilitates the development of the neural network consisting of the dorsal medial prefrontal cortex, temporoparietal junction, and temporal pole for inference of others mental states or theory-of-mind ability. Face-to-face communication also helps us to understand and share others' emotional states and develop empathy-related neural networks consisting of the anterior cingulate cortex, anterior insular, and the somatosensory cortex.

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