1.3. Brain Networks Supporting Empathy

  1. Richard Ebstein,
  2. Simone Shamay-Tsoory and
  3. Soo Hong Chew
  1. Martin Schulte-Rüther1,2 and
  2. Ellen Greimel1,2,3

Published Online: 25 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118101803.ch3

From DNA to Social Cognition

From DNA to Social Cognition

How to Cite

Schulte-Rüther, M. and Greimel, E. (2011) Brain Networks Supporting Empathy, in From DNA to Social Cognition (eds R. Ebstein, S. Shamay-Tsoory and S. H. Chew), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118101803.ch3

Editor Information

  1. University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Author Information

  1. 1

    Child Neuropsychology Section, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of the RWTH, Aachen, Germany

  2. 2

    Cognitive Neurology Section, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-3), Research Center, Jülich, Germany

  3. 3

    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of the RWTH, Aachen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470543962

Online ISBN: 9781118101803

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Keywords:

  • brain networks, supporting empathy - understanding and sharing others' emotional states and experiences;
  • brain networks, shared representations of emotions - sharing emotional experiences, self and other;
  • brain networks in self-referential processing - and self-other distinction, one's own internal emotional state, of empathic processing

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Multiple Processes Supporting Empathy

  • Brain Networks Involved in Shared Representations of Emotions

  • Brain Networks Involved in Theory of Mind

  • Brain Networks Involved in Self-Referential Processing and Self-Other Distinction

  • Summary and Outlook

  • References