Director

Prof. Dr. Tania Singer
Prof. Dr. Tania Singer
Director, currently on sabbatical leave
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

Publications

Book Chapter (33)

  1. 2017
    Singer, T.: I feel your pain: The social neuroscience of empathy and compassion. In: The monastery in the microscope: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on mind, mindfulness, and the nature of reality, pp. 234 - 369 (Eds. Hasenkamp, W.; White, J. R.). Yale University Press, New Haven, CT (2017)
  2. 2016
    Vrticka, P.; Favre, P.; Singer, T.: Compassion and the brain. In: Compassion: Concepts, research and applications (Ed. Gilbert, P.). Routledge, London, UK (accepted)
  3. 2015
    Engen, H. G.; Singer, T.: Fighting fire with fire: Endogenous emotion generation as a means of emotion regulation. In: The nature of emotion (Eds. Davidson, R.; Shackman, A.; Fox, A.; Lapate, R.). Oxford University Press, New York (accepted)
  4. Engen, H. G.; Singer, T.: Deconstructing social emotions: Empathy and compassion and their relation to prosocial behavior. In: The nature of emotion (Eds. Davidson, R.; Shackman, A.; Fox, A.; Lapate, R.). Oxford University Press, New York (accepted)
  5. Kanske, P.; Böckler, A.; Singer, T.: Models, mechanisms and moderators dissociating empathy and Theory of Mind. In: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences – Social Behavior from Rodents to Humans: Neural Foundations and Clinical Implications. (Eds. Wöhr, M.; Krach, S.). Springer, Berlin (2015)
  6. Klimecki, O. M.; Singer, T.: Compassion. In: Brain mapping: An encyclopedic reference, Vol. 3, pp. 195 - 199 (Ed. Toga, A. W.). Elsevier, Oxford (2015)
  7. Singer, T.: Perspektiven der Empathie- und Compassion-Forschung. In: Handbuch der Philosophie und Ethik, Vol. Band 2, pp. 256 - 264 (Eds. Nida-Rümelin, J.; Spiegel, I.; Tiedemann, M.). Ferdinand Schöningh, Paderborn (2015)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 2013
    Bornemann, B.; Singer, T.: A cognitive neuroscience perspective - The ReSource model. In: Compassion: Bridging practice and science (Eds. Singer, T.; Bolz, M.) (2013)
  11. Bornemann, B.; Singer, T.: The ReSource training protocol. In: Compassion: Bridging practice and science (Eds. Singer, T.; Bolz, M.) (2013)
  12. Bornemann, B.; Singer, T.: What we do (not) mean by training. In: Compassion: Bridging practice and science (Eds. Singer, T.; Bolz, M.) (2013)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. Grant, J. A.: Being with pain: A discussion of meditation-based analgesia. In: Compassion: Bridging practice and science (Eds. Singer, T.; Bolz, M.) (2013)
  16. 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)
  17. 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)
  18. 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)
  19. 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)
  20. 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)
 
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