Plasticity of the Social Brain

Contemplative Neuroscience

Selected Publications
Engen, H. G.; Singer, T.: Affect and motivation are critical in constructive meditation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 20 (3), pp. 159 - 160 (2016)
Engen, H. G.; Singer, T.: Compassion-based emotion regulation up-regulates experienced positive affect and associated neural networks. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 10 (9), pp. 1291 - 1301 (2015)
McCall, C.; Steinbeis, N.; Ricard, M.; Singer, T.: Compassion meditators show less anger, less punishment, and more compensation of victims in response to fairness violations. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience (2014)
Singer, T.; Klimecki, O.: Empathy and compassion. Current Biology 24 (18), pp. R875 - R878 (2014)
Singer, T.; Bolz, M. (Eds.): Compassion: Bridging practice and science. Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig (2013)
Klimecki, O. M.; Leiberg, S.; Ricard, M.; Singer, T.: Differential pattern of functional brain plasticity after compassion and empathy training. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 9 (6), pp. 873 - 879 (2014)
Klimecki, O. M.; Leiberg, S.; Lamm, C.; Singer, T.: Functional neural plasticity and associated changes in positive affect after compassion training. Cerebral Cortex 23 (7), pp. 1552 - 1561 (2013)
Klimecki, O.; Singer, T.: Empathic distress fatigue rather than compassion fatigue? Integrating findings from empathy research in psychology and social neuroscience. In: Pathological altruism, pp. 368 - 383 (Eds. Oakley, B.; Knafo, A.; Madhavan, G.; Wilson, D. S.). Oxford University Press, New York (2012)
Leiberg, S.; Klimecki, O.; Singer, T.: Short-term compassion training increases prosocial behavior in a newly developed prosocial game. PLoS One (2011)
 
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