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Publications

In Press

Zaki, J., Neumann, E., & Baltiansky, D. (in press). Market cognition: How exchange norms alter social experienceCurrent Directions in Psychological Science.

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Ong, D. C., Wu, Z., Zhi-Xuan, T., Reddan, M., Kahhale, I., Mattek, A., & Zaki, J. (in press). Modeling emotion in complex stories: the Stanford Emotional Narratives DatasetIEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.

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Ong, D. C., Soh, H., Zaki, J., & Goodman, N. D. (in press). Applying probabilistic programming to affective computingIEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.

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2020

Van Bavel, J.J., Baicker, K., Boggio, P.S., Zaki, J., et al. (2020). Using social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic responseNat Hum Behav.

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Zaki, J. (2020). The caregiver's dilemma: In search of sustainable medical empathyThe Lancet, 396: 458-459.

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Zaki, J. (2020). Catastrophe compassion: Understanding and explaining prosociality under crisisTrends in Cognitive Science, 24(8): 587-589.

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Zaki, J. (2020). Integrating empathy and interpersonal emotion regulationAnnual Review of Psychology, 71: 517-540.

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Goldenberg, A., Garcia, D., Halperin, E., Zaki, J., Kong, D., Golarai, G., & Gross, J. (2020). Beyond emotional similarity: The

role of situation-specific motivesJournal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149(1): 138-159.

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Chwyl, C., Chen, P., & Zaki, J. (2020). Beliefs about self-compassion: Implications for coping and self-improvementPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin: 1-16.

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Leong, Y. C., Chen, J., Willer, R., & Zaki, J. (2020). Conservative and liberal attitudes drive polarized neural responses to political contentProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(44): 27731-27739.

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Weisz, E., Ong, D. C., Carlson, R. W., & Zaki, J. (2020). Building empathy through motivation-based interventionsEmotion.

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2019

Wu, Z., Zhang, X., Zhi-Xuan, T., Zaki, J., & Ong, D. C. (2019). Attending to emotional narratives. To be presented at Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII) 2019. 

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Leong, Y. C., Hughes, B. L., Wang, Y., & Zaki, J. (2019). Neurocomputational mechanisms underlying motivated seeingNature Human Behavior.

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Morrison, A. S., Mateen, M. A., Brozovich, F. A., Zaki, J., Goldin, P. R., Heimberg, R. G., & Gross, J. J. (2019). Changes in empathy mediate the effects of cognitive behavioral group therapy but not mindfulness-based stress reduction for social anxiety disorderBehavior Therapy. 

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Ong, D. C., Zaki, J., & Goodman, N. D. (2019). Computational models of emotion inference in theory of mind: A review and roadmapTopics in Cognitive Science, 11(2), 338-357.

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2018

Carlson, R. W., & Zaki, J. (2018). Good deeds gone bad: Lay theories of altruism and selfishnessJournal of Experimental Social Psychology.

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Leong, Y.C., & Zaki, J. (2018). Unrealistic optimism in advice taking: A computational accountJournal of Experimental Psychology: General.

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Hackel, L. M., & Zaki, J. (2018). Propagation of economic inequality through reciprocity and reputationPsychological Science, 29(4), 604-613.

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Williams, W. C., Morelli, S. A., Ong, D. C., & Zaki, J. (2018). Interpersonal emotion regulation: Implications for affiliation, perceived support, relationships, and well-beingJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 115(2), 224-254.

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Tamir, D.I., Templeton, E.M., Ward, A.F.,  & Zaki, J. (2018). Media usage diminishes memory for experiencesJournal of Experimental Social Psychology.

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Weisz, E. & Zaki, J. (2018). Motivated empathy: A social neuroscience perspectiveCurrent Opinion in Psychology, 24, 67-71.

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Pehrs, C., Zaki, J., Taruffi, L., Kuchinke, L., & Koelsch, S. (2018). Hippocampal-temporopolar connectivity contributes to episodic simulation during social cognitionScientific Reports, 8, Article number: 9409.

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Morelli, S. A., Knutson, B. K., & Zaki, J. (2018). Neural sensitivity to personal and vicarious reward differentially relate to prosociality and well-beingSocial Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, 13(8), 831-839.

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Morelli, S. A., Leong, Y. C., Carlson, R. W., Kullar, M., & Zaki, J. (2018). Neural detection of socially valued community membersProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(32), 8149-8154.

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Ong, D. C., Goodman, N. D., & Zaki, J. (2018). Happier than thou? A self-enhancement bias in emotion attributionEmotion, 18(1), 116-126.

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Herrera, F., Bailenson, J., Weisz, E., Ogle, E., & Zaki, J. (2018). Building long-term empathy: A large-scale comparison of traditional and virtual reality perspective-takingPLoS One, 13(10).

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2017

Hackel, L. M., Zaki, J., & Van Bavel, J. J. (2017). Social identity shapes social valuation: Evidence from prosocial behavior and vicarious rewardSocial Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(8), 1219-1228.

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Hackel, L. M., & Zaki, J. (2017). My brain contains multitudes: The value of a flexible approach to identityPsychological Inquiry, 28:2-3, 99-102.

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Morelli, S.A., Ong, D.C., Makati, R., Jackson, M.O., & Zaki, J. (2017). Empathy and well-being correlate with centrality in different social networksProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Ong, D. C., Zaki, J., & Gruber, J. (2017). Increased cooperative behavior across remitted bipolar I disorder and major depression: Insights utilizing a behavioral economic trust gameJournal of Abnormal Psychology, 126(1), 1.

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Pehrs, C., Zaki, J., Schlochtermeier, L. H., Jacobs, A. M., Kuchinke, L., & Koelsch, S. (2017). The temporal pole top-down modulates the ventral visual stream during social cognitionCerebral Cortex, 27(1), 777-792.

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Weisz, E. & Zaki, J. (2017). Empathy-building interventions: A review of exisiting work and suggestions for future directions. In Seppala, E. M., Simon-Thomas, E., Brown, S. L., Worline, M. C., Cameron, C. D., & Doty, J. R. (Eds.), Oxford handbook of compassion science. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

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2016

Nook, E. C., Ong, D. C., Morelli, S. A., Mitchell, J. P., & Zaki, J. (2016). Prosocial conformity: Prosocial norms generalize across behavior and empathyPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(8), 1045-1062.

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Devlin, H. C., Zaki, J., Ong, D. C., & Gruber, J. (2016). Tracking the emotional highs but missing the lows: Hypomania risk is associated with positively biased empathic inferenceCognitive Therapy and Research, 40(1), 72-29.

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Hughes, B., Ambady, N., & Zaki, J. (2016). Trusting outgroup, but not ingroup members, requires control: Neural and behavioral evidence. Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience.

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Hughes, B., Zaki, J., & Ambady, N. (2016). Motivation alters impression formation and related neural systemsSocial Cognitive Affective Neuroscience.

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Morrison, A. S., Mateen, M. A., Brozovich, F. A., Zaki, J., Goldin, P. R., Heimberg, R. G., & Gross, J. J. (2016). Empathy for positive and negative emotions in social anxiety disorderBehaviour Research and Therapy, 87, 232-242.

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Templeton, E.M., Stanton, M.V., & Zaki, J. (2016). Social norms shift preferences for healthy and unhealthy foodsPLoS ONE 11(11): e0166286.

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Zaki, J. (2016). Moving beyond stereotypes of empathy: response to Bloom (2016)Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

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Oh, S. Y., Bailenson, J., Weisz, E., & Zaki, J. (2016). Virtually old: Embodied perspective taking and the reduction of ageism under threatComputers in Human Behavior. 60, 398-410.

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Zaki, J. (2016). Empathy is a moral force. In Gray, K. & Graham, J. (Eds.), The atlas of moral psychology (pp.49-58). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

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Zaki, J., Kallman, S., Wimmer, G. E., Ochsner, K., & Shohamy, D. (2016). Social cognition as reinforcement learning: Feedback modulates emotion inferenceJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

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Olsson, A., McMahon, K., Papenberg, G., Zaki, J., Bolger, N., Ochsner, K. (2016). Vicarious fear learning depends on empathic appraisals and trait empathy. Psychological Science, 27(1), 25-33.

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 Zaki, J. & Ochsner, K. (2016). Empathy. In Feldman-Barrett, L., Lewis, M., & Haviland-Jones, J. M. (Eds.): Handbook of Emotion, 4th Edition (pp. 871-884.). New York, Guilford. 

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Zaki, J., Wager, T. D., Singer, T., Keysers, C., & Gazzola, V. (2016). The anatomy of suffering: Understanding the relationship between nociceptive and empathic painTrends in Cognitive Sciences, 20(4), 249-259.

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2015

Bartz, J. A., Lydon, J. E., Kolevzon, A., Zaki, J., Hollander, E., Ludwig, N., Bolger, N. (2015). Differential effects of oxytocin on agency and communion for anxiously and avoidantly attached individualsPsychological Science, 26(8), 1177-1186.

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Hughes, B.L., & Zaki, J. (2015). The neuroscience of motivated cognitionTrends in Cognitive Sciences, 19(2), 62-64. 

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Morelli, S. A., Lee I. A., Arnn, M. E., Zaki, J. (2015). Emotional and instrumental support provision Interact to predict well-beingEmotion, 15(4), 484-493.

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Morelli, S.A., Lieberman, M.D., & Zaki, J. (2015). The emerging study of positive empathySocial and Personality Psychology Compass, 9(2), 57-68.

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Morelli, S. A., Sacchet, M. D., & Zaki, J. (2015). Common and distinct neural correlates of personal and vicarious reward: A quantitative meta-analysisNeuroImage, 112(2015), 244-253.

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Tamir, D. I., Zaki, J., & Mitchell, J. P. (2015). Informing others is associated with behavioral and neural signatures of valueJournal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(6), 1114.

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Nook, E. C., Lindquist, K. A., & Zaki, J. (2015). A new look at emotion perception: Concepts speed and shape facial emotion recognitionEmotion, 15(5), 569–578. 

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Nook, E. C. & Zaki, J. (2015). Social norms shift behavioral and neural responses to foodsJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(7), 1412-1426.

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Ong, D. C., Goodman, N. D., & Zaki, J. (2015). Near-misses sting even when they are uncontrollable. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. 

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Ong, D. C., Zaki, J., & Goodman, N. D. (2015). Affective cognition: Exploring lay theories of emotionCognition, 143, 141-162.

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Zaki, J. & Cikara, M. (2015). Addressing empathic failures. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 471-476.

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2014

Zaki, J. (2014). Empathy: A motivated accountPsychological Bulletin, 140(6), 1608-1647. 

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Zaki, J., Lopez, G., & Mitchell, J. (2014). Activity in ventromedial prefrontal cortex covaries with revealed social preferences: Evidence for person-invariant valueSocial Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, 9(4), 464-469.

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Schumann, K., Zaki, J., & Dweck, C. (2014). Addressing the empathy deficit: Beliefs about the malleability of empathy predict effortful responses when empathy is challengingJournal of Personality and Social Psychology 107(3), 475-493.

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Devlin, H. C., Zaki., J., Ong, D. C., & Gruber, J. (2014). Not as good as you think? Trait positive emotion is associated with increased self-reported empathy but decreased empathic performancePLOS ONE, 9(10): e110470.

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2013

Zaki, J. & Mitchell, J. (2013). Intuitive prosocialityCurrent Directions in Psychological Science, 22(6), 466-470.

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Zaki, J. & Williams, W. C. (2013). Interpersonal emotion regulation.  Emotion. 13(5), 803-810.

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Zaki, J. & Ochsner, K. (2013). Neural sources of empathy: An evolving story. In S. Baron-Cohen, H. Tager-Flusberg & M. Lombardo (Eds.), Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from Developmental Social Neuroscience (3rd ed., pp 214-232). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

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Moran, J. M., & Zaki, J. (2013).  Functional neuroimaging and psychology: What have you done for me lately?  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(6), 834-842.

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Zaki, J. (2013). Cue integration: A common framework for physical perception and social cognitionPerspectives on Psychological Science, 8(3), 296-312.

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Ripoll, L. H., Zaki, J., Perez-Rodriguez, M. M., Snyder, R., Strike, K., Boussi, A., Bartz, J. A., Ochsner, K. N., Siever, L. J., New, A. S. (2013). Empathic accuracy and cognition in schizotypal personality disorderPsychiatry Research. 210(1). 232-241.

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2012

Zaki, J., Weber, J., & Ochsner, K. (2012). Task-dependent neural bases of perceiving emotionally expressive targetsFrontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6(228), 1-11.

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Zaki, J., Davis, J. I., & Ochsner, K. (2012). Overlapping activity in anterior insula during interoception and emotional experienceNeuroimage, 62(1), 493-499.

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Waytz, A., Zaki, J., & Mitchell, J. (2012). Response of dorsomedial prefrontal cortex predicts altruistic behaviorJournal of Neuroscience, 32, 7646-7650.

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Zaki, J. & Ochsner, K. (2012). The neuroscience of empathy: Progress, pitfalls, and promiseNature Neuroscience, 15(5), 675-680.

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Harvey, P. O., Zaki, J., Lee, J., Ochsner, K., & Green, M. F. (2012). Neural substrates of empathic accuracy in people with schizophreniaSchizophrenia Bulletin.

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2011

Zaki, J., & Ochsner, K. (2011). On the re-integration of accuracy in social cognition research: Let us count the waysPsychological Inquiry.

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Zaki, J., & Mitchell, J. (2011). Equitable decision making is associated with neural markers of subjective valuePNAS, 108(49), 19761-19766.

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Zaki, J., & Ochsner, K. (2011). Reintegrating accuracy into the study of social cognition (Target Article)Psychological Inquiry, 22(3), 159-182.

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Bartz, J. A., Zaki, J., Bolger, N., & Ochsner, K. N. (2011). Social effects of oxytocin in humans: context and person matterTrends in Cognitive Sciences.

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Lee, J., Zaki, J., Harvey, P. O., Ochsner, K., & Green, M. (2011). Schizophrenia patients are impaired in empathic accuracyPsychological medicine, 41(11), 2297-2304.

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Zaki, J., Schirmer, J., & Mitchell, J. (2011). Social influence modulates the neural computation of valuePsychological Science.

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Zaki, J., & Ochsner, K. (2011). The cognitive neuroscience of sharing and understanding others’ emotions. In J. Decety (Ed.), Empathy: From Bench to Bedside. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

 

Zaki, J., & Ochsner, K. (2011). You, me, and my brain: Self and other representations in social cognitive neuroscience. In A. Todorov, S. T. Fiske & D. Prentice (Eds.), Social neuroscience: Toward understanding the underpinnings of the social mind. New York: Oxford University Press.

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2010

Bartz, J. A., Zaki, J., Bolger, N., Hollander, E., Ludwig, N. N., Kolevzon, A., et al. (2010). Oxytocin selectively improves empathic accuracyPsychological Science, 21(10), 1426-1428.

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Bartz, J. A., Zaki, J., Ochsner, K. N., Bolger, N., Kolevzon, A., Ludwig, N., et al. (2010). Effects of oxytocin on recollections of maternal care and closenessPNAS, 107(50), 21371-21375.

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Zaki, J., Hennigan, K., Weber, J., & Ochsner, K. N. (2010). Social cognitive conflict resolution: Contributions of domain-general and domain-specific neural systemsJournal of Neuroscience, 30(25), 8481-8488.

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2009

Zaki, J., Bolger, N., & Ochsner, K. (2009). Unpacking the informational bases of empathic accuracyEmotion, 9(4), 478-487.

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Zaki, J., & Ochsner, K. (2009). The need for a cognitive neuroscience of naturalistic social cognitionAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1167(1), 16-30.

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Zaki, J., Weber, J., Bolger, N., & Ochsner, K. (2009). The neural bases of empathic accuracyPNAS, 106(27), 11382-11387.

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2008

Ochsner, K. N., Zaki, J., Hanelin, J., Ludlow, D. H., Knierim, K., Ramachandran, T., et al. (2008). Your pain or mine? Common and distinct neural systems supporting the perception of pain in self and othersSocial Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, 3(2), 144-160.

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Zaki, J., Bolger, N., & Ochsner, K. (2008). It takes two: The interpersonal nature of empathic accuracyPsychological Science, 19(4), 399-404.

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Downey, G., Zaki, J., & Mitchell, J. P. (2008). Different toolkits for different mind readers: A social-cognitive neuroscience perspective on personality and social relationships. In F. Rhodewalt (Ed.), Personality and Social Behavior. New York: Psychology Press.

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2007

Zaki, J., Ochsner, K. N., Hanelin, J., Wager, T., & Mackey, S. C. (2007). Different circuits for different pain: Patterns of functional connectivity reveal distinct networks for processing pain in self and othersSocial Neuroscience, 2(3 & 4), 276-291.

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