Projecting memories: The role of the hippocampus in emotional mentalizing

@article{Perry2011ProjectingMT,
  title={Projecting memories: The role of the hippocampus in emotional mentalizing},
  author={D. Perry and Talma Hendler and Simone G. Shamay-Tsoory},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={1669-76}
}
Humans have a striking tendency to use past autobiographical events to understand their own behavior. However, it is unknown if we use our own memories to understand others. To assess the role of autobiographical memory in mentalizing we examined the contribution of memory structures, specifically the hippocampus, to emotional judgment of others. Subjects were scanned while making emotional judgments regarding themselves, and protagonists deemed similar to or dissimilar from themselves. Results… CONTINUE READING
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