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Meta-analytic evidence for common and distinct neural networks associated with directly experienced pain and empathy for pain
A growing body of evidence suggests that empathy for pain is underpinned by neural structures that are also involved in the direct experience of pain, and we link their involvement to representing global feeling states and the guidance of adaptive behavior for both self- and other-related experiences. Expand
The Social Neuroscience of Empathy
  • T. Singer, C. Lamm
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1 March 2009
The phenomenon of empathy entails the ability to share the affective experiences of others. In recent years social neuroscience made considerable progress in revealing the mechanisms that enable aExpand
The Role of the Right Temporoparietal Junction in Social Interaction: How Low-Level Computational Processes Contribute to Meta-Cognition
  • J. Decety, C. Lamm
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing…
  • 2 October 2007
Accumulating evidence from cognitive neuroscience indicates that the right inferior parietal cortex, at the junction with the posterior temporal cortex, plays a critical role in various aspects ofExpand
The Neural Substrate of Human Empathy: Effects of Perspective-taking and Cognitive Appraisal
In this experiment, behavioral measures and event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging were used to investigate the effects of perspective-taking and cognitive appraisal while participants observed the facial expression of pain resulting from medical treatment. Expand
Human Empathy Through the Lens of Social Neuroscience
  • J. Decety, C. Lamm
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • TheScientificWorldJournal
  • 20 September 2006
Empathy is the ability to experience and understand what others feel without confusion between oneself and others. Knowing what someone else is feeling plays a fundamental role in interpersonalExpand
What Are You Feeling? Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Assess the Modulation of Sensory and Affective Responses during Empathy for Pain
Background Recent neuroscientific evidence suggests that empathy for pain activates similar neural representations as the first-hand experience of pain. However, empathy is not an all-or-noneExpand
Right Supramarginal Gyrus Is Crucial to Overcome Emotional Egocentricity Bias in Social Judgments
Humans tend to use the self as a reference point to perceive the world and gain information about other people's mental states. However, applying such a self-referential projection mechanism inExpand
Functional neural plasticity and associated changes in positive affect after compassion training.
The development of social emotions such as compassion is crucial for successful social interactions as well as for the maintenance of mental and physical health, especially when confronted withExpand
P300 amplitude variation is related to ventral striatum BOLD response during gain and loss anticipation: An EEG and fMRI experiment
The anticipation of favourable or unfavourable events is a key component in our daily life. Expand
The role of anterior insular cortex in social emotions
Functional neuroimaging investigations in the fields of social neuroscience and neuroeconomics indicate that the anterior insular cortex (AI) is consistently involved in empathy, compassion, andExpand