Representative publications


Rütgen, M., Seidel, E.M., Silani, G., Riecanský, I., Hummer, A., Windischberger, C., Petrovic, P., Lamm, C. (2015). Placebo analgesia and its opioidergic regulation suggest that empathy for pain is grounded in self pain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 41: E5638-E5646. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1511269112 (request reprint)

Silani, G.*, Lamm, C.*, Ruff, C.C., Singer, T. (2013). Rightsupramarginal gyrus is crucial to overcome emotional egocentricity bias in social judgments. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(39):15466-15476. (pdf)

Tomova, L.; Majdandžić, J.; Hummer, A.; Windischberger, C.; Heinrichs, M.;  Lamm, C. (2016). Increased neural responses to empathy for pain might explain how acute stress increases prosociality. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(3): 401-408. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsw146.

Singer, T.*, Lamm, C.* (2009). The social neuroscience of empathy. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1156, 81-96.(review). doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.04418.x (request reprint)

Lamm, C., Silani, G., Singer, T. (2015). Distinct neural networks underlying empathy for pleasant and unpleasant touch. Cortex, 70, 79–89. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2015.01.021 (request reprint)

Rütgen, M., Seidel, E.-M., Riecanský, I., Lamm, C. (2015). Reduction of Empathy for Pain by Placebo Analgesia Suggests Functional Equivalence of Empathy and First-Hand Emotion Experience. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(23): 8938-8947 (request reprint)

Tomova, L., von Dawans, B., Heinrichs, M., Silani, G., Lamm, C. (2014). Is stress affecting our ability to tune into others? Evidence for gender differences in the effects of stress on self-other distinction. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 43: 95–104 (request reprint)

Lamm, C., Decety, J., & Singer, T. (2011). Meta-analytic evidence for common and distinct neural networks associated with directly experienced pain and empathy for pain. NeuroImage, 54(3), 2492-2502. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.10.014 (request reprint)

Decety, J., Lamm, C. (2007). The role of the right temporoparietal junction in social interaction: How low-level computational processes contribute to meta-cognition. The Neuroscientist, 13(6), 580-593. doi:10.1177/1073858407304654 (request reprint)

Lamm, C., Batson, C.D., Decety, J. (2007). The neural substrate of human empathy: Effects of perspective-taking and cognitive appraisal. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19(1), 42-85. doi:10.1162/jocn.2007.19.1.42 (request reprint)

* authors contributed equally


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