The role of anterior insular cortex in social emotions

@article{Lamm2010TheRO,
  title={The role of anterior insular cortex in social emotions},
  author={Claus Lamm and Tania Singer},
  journal={Brain Structure and Function},
  year={2010},
  volume={214},
  pages={579-591}
}
  • C. Lamm, T. Singer
  • Published 29 April 2010
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Brain Structure and Function
Functional neuroimaging investigations in the fields of social neuroscience and neuroeconomics indicate that the anterior insular cortex (AI) is consistently involved in empathy, compassion, and interpersonal phenomena such as fairness and cooperation. These findings suggest that AI plays an important role in social emotions, hereby defined as affective states that arise when we interact with other people and that depend on the social context. After we link the role of AI in social emotions to… 
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