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  1. The Dark Side of Morality – Neural Mechanisms Underpinning Moral Convictions and Support for Violence.Clifford I. Workman, Keith J. Yoder & Jean Decety - 2020 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 11 (4):269-284.
    People are motivated by shared social values that, when held with moral conviction, can serve as compelling mandates capable of facilitating support for ideological violence. The current study examined this dark side of morality by identifying specific cognitive and neural mechanisms associated with beliefs about the appropriateness of sociopolitical violence, and determining the extent to which the engagement of these mechanisms was predicted by moral convictions. Participants reported their moral convictions about a variety of sociopolitical issues prior to undergoing functional (...)
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  2. Shared Representations Between Self and Other: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience View.Jean Decety & Jessica A. Sommerville - 2003 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 7 (12):527-533.
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    The Complex Relation Between Morality and Empathy.Jean Decety & Jason M. Cowell - 2014 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 18 (7):337-339.
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    Dissecting the Neural Mechanisms Mediating Empathy.Jean Decety - 2011 - Emotion Review 3 (1):92-108.
    Empathy is thought to play a key role in motivating prosocial behavior, guiding our preferences and behavioral responses, and providing the affective and motivational base for moral development. While these abilities have traditionally been examined using behavioral methods, recent work in evolutionary biology, developmental and cognitive neuroscience has begun to shed light on the neural circuitry that instantiate them. The purpose of this article is to critically examine the current knowledge in the field of affective neuroscience and provide an integrative (...)
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    When the Self Represents the Other: A New Cognitive Neuroscience View on Psychological Identification.Jean Decety & Thierry Chaminade - 2003 - Consciousness and Cognition 12 (4):577-596.
    There is converging evidence from developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as from neuroscience, to suggest that the self is both special and social, and that self-other interaction is the driving force behind self-development. We review experimental findings which demonstrate that human infants are motivated for social interactions and suggest that the development of an awareness of other minds is rooted in the implicit notion that others are like the self. We then marshal evidence from functional neuroimaging explorations of the (...)
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    To What Extent is the Experience of Empathy Mediated by Shared Neural Circuits?Jean Decety - 2010 - Emotion Review 2 (3):204-207.
    This paper selectively reviews the neurophysiological evidence for shared neural circuits (supposedly implemented by mirror neurons) as the mechanism underlying empathy. I will argue that while the mirror neuron system plays a role in motor resonance, it is not possible to conclude that this system is critically involved in emotion recognition, and there is little evidence for its role in empathy and sympathy. In addition, there is modest support from neurological observations that lesion of the regions involved in the mirror (...)
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    The Developmental Neuroscience of Moral Sensitivity.Jean Decety, Kalina J. Michalska & Katherine D. Kinzler - 2011 - Emotion Review 3 (3):305-307.
    Though traditional accounts of moral development focus on the development of rational and deliberate thinking, recent work in developmental affective neuroscience suggests that moral cognition is tightly related to affective and emotional processing. Functional magnetic resonance imaging studies show age-related changes in response to empathy-eliciting stimuli, with a gradual shift from the monitoring of somatovisceral responses in young children mediated by the amygdala, insula and medial aspect of the orbitofrontal cortex, to the executive control and evaluation of emotion processing implemented (...)
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    The Emerging Social Neuroscience of Justice Motivation.Jean Decety & Keith J. Yoder - 2017 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 21 (1):6-14.
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    Anxiolytic Treatment Impairs Helping Behavior in Rats.Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal, Haozhe Shan, Nora M. R. Molasky, Teresa M. Murray, Jasper Z. Williams, Jean Decety & Peggy Mason - 2016 - Frontiers in Psychology 7.
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    Perspective Taking as the Royal Avenue to Empathy.Jean Decety - 2005 - In B. Malle & S. Hodges (eds.), Other Minds: How Humans Bridge the Gap Between Self and Others. Guilford Press. pp. 135--149.
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    Empathy, Imitation, and the Social Brain.Jean Decety & Andrew N. Meltzoff - 2011 - In Amy Coplan & Peter Goldie (eds.), Empathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives. Oxford University Press. pp. 58.
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    A Common Framework for Perception and Action: Neuroimaging Evidence.Thierry Chaminade & Jean Decety - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (5):879-882.
    In recent years, neurophysiological evidence has accumulated in favor of a common coding between perception and execution of action. We review findings from recent neuroimaging experiments in the action domain with three complementary perspectives: perception of action, covert action triggered by perception, and reproduction of perceived action (imitation). All studies point to the parietal cortex as a key region for body movement representation, both observed and performed.
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    A Neurobiological Approach to Imitation.Jean Decety & Julie Grèzes - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (5):688-689.
    To explore the neural mechanisms engaged by the perception of action with the intent to imitate, positron emission tomographic activation studies were performed in healthy human subjects. We discuss the results in light of the framework proposed by Byrne & Russon, especially the distinction between mechanisms subserving action-level and program-level imitation.
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  14. Action Representation as the Bedrock of Social Cognition: A Developmental Neuroscience Perspective.Jean Decety & Jessica A. Sommerville - 2009 - In Ezequiel Morsella, John A. Bargh & Peter M. Gollwitzer (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Human Action. Oxford University Press.
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    Promises and Challenges of the Neurobiological Approach to Empathy.Jean Decety - 2011 - Emotion Review 3 (1):115-116.
    Empathy is a complex social cognitive construct. Its scientific investigation requires both a careful analysis of the concepts used as well as a multilevel integrative analysis, including studies with atypical populations, not just neuroimaging data in healthy participants. Further, the fact that the experience of empathy involves both intrapersonal and interpersonal emotional states poses a challenge to neuroscientific investigations.
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    Individual Differences in Vagal Regulation Are Related to Testosterone Responses to Observed Violence.Eric C. Porges, Karen E. Smith & Jean Decety - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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    Conflicting Influences of Justice Motivations on Moral Judgments.Keith J. Yoder & Jean Decety - 2020 - Cognition and Emotion 34 (4):670-683.
    ABSTRACTHumans are motivated by justice concerns, yet vary in their reactions to observing or experiencing injustice. At a proximate level, approach and avoidance represent core fundamental motivat...
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