Prof. Dr. Tania Singer
Prof. Dr. Tania Singer
Phone: +49 341 9940-149
Fax: +49 341 9940-2356

Lab manager

Matthias Bolz, Dipl.-Psych.
Matthias Bolz, Dipl.-Psych.
Lab manager Leipzig
Phone: +49 341 9940-2685

Newest Publications

Lumma, A.-L.; Böckler, A.; Vrticka, P.; Singer, T.: Who am I? Differential effects of three contemplative mental trainings on emotional word use in self-descriptions. Self and Identity 16 (5), pp. 607 - 628 (2017)
Grosse Wiesmann, C.; Schreiber, J.; Singer, T.; Steinbeis, N.; Friederici, A. D.: White matter maturation is associated with the emergence of Theory of Mind in early childhood. Nature Communications (2017)
Kok, B. E.; Singer, T.: Effects of contemplative dyads on engagement and perceived social connectedness over 9 months of mental training: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry 74 (2), pp. 126 - 134 (2017)
Bornemann, B.; Singer, T.: Taking time to feel our body: Steady increases in heartbeat perception accuracy and decreases in alexithymia over 9 months of contemplative mental training. Psychophysiology 54 (3), pp. 469 - 482 (2017)

Department of Social Neuroscience


Book Chapter (33)

  1. 2014
    Steinbeis, N.: Neurowissenschaften. In: Handbuch Aggression, Gewalt und Kriminalität bei Kindern und Jugendlichen, pp. 152 - 155 (Eds. Melzer, W.; Hermann, D.; Sandfuchs, U.; Schäfer, M.; Schubarth, W. et al.). Klinkhardt, Bad Heilbrunn (2014)
  2. Trautwein, M.; Naranjo, J. R.; Schmidt, S.: Meditation effects in the social domain: Self-other connectedness as a general mechanism? In: Meditation – Neuroscientific approaches and philosophical implications., pp. 175 - 198 (Eds. Schmidt, S.; Wallach, H.). Springer, Wiesbaden (2014)
  3. 2013
    Bornemann, B.; Singer, T.: A cognitive neuroscience perspective - The ReSource model. In: Compassion: Bridging practice and science (Eds. Singer, T.; Bolz, M.) (2013)
  4. Bornemann, B.; Singer, T.: The ReSource training protocol. In: Compassion: Bridging practice and science (Eds. Singer, T.; Bolz, M.) (2013)
  5. Bornemann, B.; Singer, T.: What we do (not) mean by training. In: Compassion: Bridging practice and science (Eds. Singer, T.; Bolz, M.) (2013)
  6. Kok, B. E.: The science of subjective experience: Positive emotions and social closeness influence autonomic functioning. In: Compassion: Bridging practice and science (Eds. Singer, T.; Bolz, M.) (2013)
  7. Blascovich, J.; McCall, C.: Social influence in virtual environments. In: The Oxford handbook of media psychology, pp. 305 - 315 (Ed. Dill, K. E.). Oxford University Press, Oxford (2013)
  8. Grant, J. A.: Being with pain: A discussion of meditation-based analgesia. In: Compassion: Bridging practice and science (Eds. Singer, T.; Bolz, M.) (2013)
  9. Klimecki, O.; Singer, T.: Empathy from the perspective of social neuroscience. In: The Cambridge handbook of human affective neuroscience, pp. 533 - 551 (Eds. Armony, J.; Vuilleumier, P.). Cambridge University Press, New York (2013)
  10. Klimecki, O.; Ricard, M.; Singer, T.: Empathy versus compassion: Lessons from 1st and 3rd person methods. In: Compassion: Bridging practice and science (Eds. Singer, T.; Bolz, M.) (2013)
  11. Leiberg, S.; Singer, T.: Empathie. In: Enzyklopädie der Psychologie: Affektive und Kognitive Neurowissenschaft, Vol. 5, Kognition, Vol. 5, pp. 119 - 154 (Eds. Schroeger, E.; Koelsch, S.). Hogrefe, Göttingen (2013)
  12. McCall, C.; Singer, T.: Empathy and the brain. In: Understanding other minds. Perspectives from developmental social neuroscience., Vol. 3rd, pp. 195 - 213 (Eds. Baron-Cohen, S.; Tager-Flusberg, H.; Lombardo, M.). Oxford University Press, New York (2013)
  13. Singer, T.; Tusche, A.: Understanding others: Brain mechanisms of theory of mind and empathy. In: Neuroeconomics: Decision making and the brain, 2nd ed. Ed., pp. 513 - 532 (Eds. Glimcher, P. W.; Fehr, E.). Academic Press, London (2013)
  14. 2012
    Singer, T.; Hein, G.: Human empathy through the lens of psychology and social neuroscience. In: The primate mind: Built to connect with other minds, pp. 158 - 174 (Eds. de Waal, F. B. M.; Ferrari, P. F.). Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA (2012)
  15. 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)
  16. 2011
    Singer, T.; Decety, J.: Empathy. In: The Oxford handbook of social neuroscience (Ed. Decety, J.). Oxford University Press, Oxford (2011)
  17. Brose, A.; Ram, N.: Within-person factor analysis: Modeling how the individual fluctuates and changes across time. In: Handbook of Research Methods for Studying Daily Life (Ed. Mehl, M.). Guilford, New York (accepted)
  18. Frevert, U.; Singer, T.: Empathie und ihre Blockaden. Über soziale Emotionen. In: Zukunft Gehirn: Neue Erkenntnisse, neue Herausforderungen ; ein Report der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, pp. 121 - 146 (Eds. Gruss, P.; Bonhoeffer, T.). Beck, München (2011)
  19. Ram, N.; Brose, A.; Molenaar, P.C.M.: Dynamic factor analysis: Modeling person-specific process. In: The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods (Ed. Little, T. D.). Oxford University Press, New York (accepted)
  20. 2010
    Blascovich, J.; McCall, C.: Attitudes in virtual reality. In: The psychology of attitudes and attitude change, pp. 283 - 297 (2010)
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