Representative publications

1. Rütgen, M., Seidel, E. M., Silani, G., Riecansky, I., Hummer, A., Windischberger, C., Petrovic, P., & Lamm, C. (2015). Placebo analgesia and its opiodergic regulation suggest that empathy for pain is grounded in self pain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(41), E5638-E5646.

2. Adriaense, J. E. C., Martin, J., Schiestl, M., Lamm, C., & Bugnyar, T. (2019). Negative emotional contagion and cognitive bias in common ravens (Corvus corax). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(23), 11547-11552.

3. Botvinik-Nezer, R., Holzmeister, F., Camerer, C. F., Dreber, A., Huber, J., ... Lamm, C., ... Schonberg, T. (2020). Variability in the analysis of a single neuroimaging dataset by many teams. Nature, 582, 84-88.

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

5. Lengersdorff, L. L., Wagner, I., Lockwood, P. L., & Lamm, C. (2020). When implicit prosociality trumps selfishness: The neural valuation system underpins more optimal choices when learning to avoid harm to others than to oneself. Journal of Neuroscience, 40(38), 7286-7299.

6. Tomova, L., Majdandžić, J., Hummer, A., Windischberger, C., Heinrichs, M. & Lamm, C. (2017). Increased neural responses to empathy for pain might explain how acute stress increases prosociality. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(3), 401-408.

7. Rütgen, M., Wirth, E., Riecansky, I., Hummer, A., Windischberger, C., Petrovic, P., Silani, G. & Lamm, C. (2021). Beyond sharing unpleasant affect - Evidence for pain-specific opiodergic modulation of empathy for pain. Cerebral Cortex, 31(6), 2773-2786. (click for pdf)

8. 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), 42-58.

9. Lamm, C., Bukowski, H., & Silani, G. (2016). From shared to distinct self–other representations in empathy: evidence from neurotypical function and socio-cognitive disorders. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371, 20150083.

10. 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), 2492-502.

* authors contributed equally 

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