The neuronal basis and ontogeny of empathy and mind reading: Review of literature and implications for future research

@article{Singer2006TheNB,
  title={The neuronal basis and ontogeny of empathy and mind reading: Review of literature and implications for future research},
  author={T. Singer},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={855-863}
}
  • T. Singer
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
Social neuro-science has recently started to investigate the neuronal mechanisms underlying our ability to understand the mental and emotional states of others. In this review, imaging research conducted on theory of mind (ToM or mentalizing) and empathy is selectively reviewed. It is proposed that even though these abilities are often used as synonyms in the literature these capacities represent different abilities that rely on different neuronal circuitry. ToM refers to our ability to… Expand
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