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The functional architecture of human empathy.
  • J. Decety, P. Jackson
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Behavioral and cognitive neuroscience reviews
  • 1 June 2004
Empathy accounts for the naturally occurring subjective experience of similarity between the feelings expressed by self and others without loosing sight of whose feelings belong to whom. EmpathyExpand
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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. In order to assess the consistency of thisExpand
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How do we perceive the pain of others? A window into the neural processes involved in empathy
To what extent do we share feelings with others? Neuroimaging investigations of the neural mechanisms involved in the perception of pain in others may cast light on one basic component of humanExpand
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The Role of the Right Temporoparietal Junction in Social Interaction: How Low-Level Computational Processes Contribute to Meta-Cognition
  • J. Decety, C. Lamm
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • 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
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Effect of subjective perspective taking during simulation of action: a PET investigation of agency
Perspective taking is an essential component in the mechanisms that account for intersubjectivity and agency. Mental simulation of action can be used as a natural protocol to explore the cognitiveExpand
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The Neural Substrate of Human Empathy: Effects of Perspective-taking and Cognitive Appraisal
Whether observation of distress in others leads to empathic concern and altruistic motivation, or to personal distress and egoistic motivation, seems to depend upon the capacity for self-otherExpand
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Modulating the experience of agency: a positron emission tomography study
This study investigated agency, the feeling of being causally involved in an action. This is the feeling that leads us to attribute an action to ourselves rather than to another person. We wereExpand
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Human Empathy Through the Lens of Social Neuroscience
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
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Functional anatomy of execution, mental simulation, observation, and verb generation of actions: A meta‐analysis
There is a large body of psychological and neuroimaging experiments that have interpreted their findings in favor of a functional equivalence between action generation, action simulation, actionExpand
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Empathy examined through the neural mechanisms involved in imagining how I feel versus how you feel pain
Perspective-taking is a stepping stone to human empathy. When empathizing with another individual, one can imagine how the other perceives the situation and feels as a result. To what extent doesExpand
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