Interpersonal sensitivity refers to our ability to perceive and respond with care to the internal states of other people, understand the antecedents of those states, and predict the subsequent events that will result. Guest editors neuroscientist Jean Decety and social psychologist Dan Batson bring together in this special issue of Social Neuroscience new research findings from empirical studies, including work with adults and children, genetics, functional neuroimaging, individual differences, and behavioral measures, which examine how we process and respond to information about our fellow individuals. By combining biological and psychological approaches, this special issue of Social Neuroscience sheds new light on the complex and multi-faceted phenomenon of interpersonal sensitivity, including empathy and sympathy.
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J. Decety, C.D. Batson, Social neuroscience approaches to interpersonal sensitivity. J.Kilner, AF de C Hamilton, S-J. Blakemore, Interference effect of observed human movement on action is due to velocity profile of biological motion. L.M.Oberman, P. Winkielman, V.S. Ramachandran, Face to Face: Blocking facial mimickry can selectively impair recognition of emotional expressions. C. van der Gaag, R.B. Minderaa, C. Keysers, Facial expressions: what the mirror neuron system can and cannot tell us. L. Mondillon, P.M. Niedenthal, S. Gil, S. Droit-Volet, Imitation of in-group versus out-group members' facial expressions of anger: a test with a time perception task. L. Burklund, N. Eisenberger, M. Lieberman, The face of rejection. S. Preston, A. Bechara, H. Damasio, T.J. Grabowski, B. Stansfield, S. Mehta, A.R. Damasio, The Neural Substrates of Cognitive Empathy. J. Zaki, K. Ochsner, J. Hanelin, T. Wager, S.C. Mackey, Different circuits for different pain: Patterns of functional connectivity reveal distinct networks for processing pain in self and others. E.J. Lawrence, P. Shaw, D. Baker, M.X. Patel, M. Sierra, N. Medford, A.S. David, Empathy and Enduring Depersonalisation: The Role of Self-Related Processes. J. Gervais, A. Novak, K. Lakatos, I. Toth, D. Ronai, Z. Nemoda, M. Sasvari-Szekely, J.F. Bureau, K. Lyons-Ruth, Infant Genotype May Moderate Sensitivity to Maternal Affective Communications: Attachment Disorganization, Quality of Care, and the DRD4 Polymorphism. R.P. Hobson, A, Lee, J. Meyer, Only Connect? Communication, Identification, and Autism. J. Moll, R. de Oliveira-Souza, G.G. Garrido, I.E. Bramati, E.M.A. Caparelli-Daquer, M.L.M.F. Paiva, R. Zahn, J. Grafman, The Self as a Moral Agent: Linking the Neural Bases of Social Agency and Moral Sensitivity. S. Gallagher, Simulation trouble.