Toward a hierarchical model of social cognition: A neuroimaging meta-analysis and integrative review of empathy and theory of mind.

  title={Toward a hierarchical model of social cognition: A neuroimaging meta-analysis and integrative review of empathy and theory of mind.},
  author={Matthias Schurz and Joaquim Radu{\`a} and Matthias G Tholen and Lara Maliske and Daniel S. Margulies and Rogier B. Mars and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Sallet and Philipp Kanske},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
Along with the increased interest in and volume of social cognition research, there has been higher awareness of a lack of agreement on the concepts and taxonomy used to study social processes. Two central concepts in the field, empathy and Theory of Mind (ToM), have been identified as overlapping umbrella terms for different processes of limited convergence. Here, we review and integrate evidence of brain activation, brain organization, and behavior into a coherent model of social-cognitive… 

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