Empathy: A unitary circuit or a set of dissociable neuro-cognitive systems?

R. James R. Blair, Karina S. Perschardt

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Abstract

We question whether empathy is mediated by a unitary circuit. We argue that recent neuroimaging data indicate dissociable neural responses for different facial expressions as well as for representing others' mental states (Theory of Mind, TOM). We also argue that the general empathy disorder considered characteristics of autism and psychopathy is not general but specific for each disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-28
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2002

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Theory of Mind
Facial Expression
Autistic Disorder
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  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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Empathy : A unitary circuit or a set of dissociable neuro-cognitive systems? / Blair, R. James R.; Perschardt, Karina S.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 25, No. 1, 01.02.2002, p. 27-28.

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