Emotion Review 4 (1):9-17 (2012)

Abstract
This article reviews concepts of, as well as neurocognitive and genetic studies on, empathy. Whereas cognitive empathy can be equated with affective theory of mind, that is, with mentalizing the emotions of others, affective empathy is about sharing emotions with others. The neural circuits underlying different forms of empathy do overlap but also involve rather specific brain areas for cognitive (ventromedial prefrontal cortex) and affective (anterior insula, midcingulate cortex, and possibly inferior frontal gyrus) empathy. Furthermore, behavioral and imaging genetic studies provide evidence for a genetic basis for empathy, indicating a possible role for oxytocin and dopamine as well as for a genetic risk variant for schizophrenia near the gene ZNF804A
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1177/1754073911421379
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 65,657
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Empathy: Its Ultimate and Proximate Bases.Stephanie D. Preston & Frans B. M. de Waal - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (1):1-20.
The 'Shared Manifold' Hypothesis: From Mirror Neurons to Empathy.Vittorio Gallese - 2001 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 8 (5-7):33-50.
Functional Imaging of 'Theory of Mind'.Helen L. Gallagher & Christopher D. Frith - 2003 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 7 (2):77-83.
Simulation and Self-Knowledge: A Defence of the Theory-Theory.Peter Carruthers - 1996 - In Peter Carruthers & Peter K. Smith (eds.), Theories of Theories of Mind. Cambridge University Press. pp. 22--38.

View all 7 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Reflections on the Differential Organization of Mirror Neuron Systems for Hand and Mouth and Their Role in the Evolution of Communication in Primates.Gino Coudé & Pier Francesco Ferrari - 2018 - Interaction Studies. Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies / Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies 19 (1-2):38-53.

View all 24 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Psychobiological Basis of Empathy.Jay Schulkin - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (1):46-47.
Empathy and Instinct: Cognitive Neuroscience and Folk Psychology.Anne Jaap Jacobson - 2009 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 52 (5):467-482.
How to Interface Cognitive Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience?Hannu Tiitinen - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (1):148-149.
Is "Cognitive Neuroscience" an Oxymoron?Dan Lloyd - 2011 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 18 (4):283-286.
Neuroscience and the Person: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action.Robert J. Russell (ed.) - 1998 - Center for Ttheology and the Natural Sciences.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-10-30

Total views
61 ( #179,328 of 2,462,307 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #449,321 of 2,462,307 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes