S G Shamay-Tsoory

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Affiliation: University of Haifa
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi Impairment in cognitive and affective empathy in patients with brain lesions: anatomical and cognitive correlates
    S G Shamay-Tsoory
    Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 26:1113-27. 2004
  2. ncbi The neuroanatomical basis of understanding sarcasm and its relationship to social cognition
    S G Shamay-Tsoory
    Cognitive Neurology Unit, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Neuropsychology 19:288-300. 2005
  3. doi Neuropsychological evidence of impaired cognitive empathy in euthymic bipolar disorder
    Simone Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 21:59-67. 2009
  4. ncbi Neurocognitive basis of impaired empathy in schizophrenia
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of PsychologyUniversity of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Neuropsychology 21:431-8. 2007
  5. ncbi Impaired "affective theory of mind" is associated with right ventromedial prefrontal damage
    S G Shamay-Tsoory
    Cognitive Neurology Unit, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Cogn Behav Neurol 18:55-67. 2005
  6. pmc Dynamic functional integration of distinct neural empathy systems
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905 Israel
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:1-2. 2014
  7. pmc Oxytocin facilitates accurate perception of competition in men and kinship in women
    Meytal Fischer-Shofty
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 8:313-7. 2013
  8. pmc Can we share the joy of others? Empathic neural responses to distress vs joy
    Daniella Perry
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:909-16. 2012
  9. doi The ventromedial prefrontal cortex is involved in understanding affective but not cognitive theory of mind stories
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Soc Neurosci 1:149-66. 2006
  10. doi Two systems for empathy: a double dissociation between emotional and cognitive empathy in inferior frontal gyrus versus ventromedial prefrontal lesions
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
    Brain 132:617-27. 2009

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  1. ncbi Impairment in cognitive and affective empathy in patients with brain lesions: anatomical and cognitive correlates
    S G Shamay-Tsoory
    Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 26:1113-27. 2004
    ..The pattern of relationships between cognitive performance and empathy suggested dissociation between the cognitive correlates of affective and cognitive empathy...
  2. ncbi The neuroanatomical basis of understanding sarcasm and its relationship to social cognition
    S G Shamay-Tsoory
    Cognitive Neurology Unit, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Neuropsychology 19:288-300. 2005
    ..This suggests that the right frontal lobe mediates understanding of sarcasm by integrating affective processing with perspective taking...
  3. doi Neuropsychological evidence of impaired cognitive empathy in euthymic bipolar disorder
    Simone Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 21:59-67. 2009
    ..Impaired cognitive empathy was related with performance in neurocognitive tasks of cognitive flexibility, suggesting that prefrontal cortical dysfunction may account for impaired cognitive empathy in bipolar disorder...
  4. ncbi Neurocognitive basis of impaired empathy in schizophrenia
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of PsychologyUniversity of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Neuropsychology 21:431-8. 2007
    ..However, while cognitive empathy was particularly related to measurements of orbitofrontal (rather than dorsolateral) functioning, affective empathy was related to measures of social functioning...
  5. ncbi Impaired "affective theory of mind" is associated with right ventromedial prefrontal damage
    S G Shamay-Tsoory
    Cognitive Neurology Unit, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Cogn Behav Neurol 18:55-67. 2005
    ..To examine the hypothesis that patients with ventromedial (VM) frontal lesions are impaired in the affective rather than cognitive facets of theory of mind (ToM)...
  6. pmc Dynamic functional integration of distinct neural empathy systems
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905 Israel
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:1-2. 2014
    ..Their results substantiate the approach positing two empathy mechanisms and, more broadly, demonstrate how dynamic analysis of emotions can further our understanding of social behavior. ..
  7. pmc Oxytocin facilitates accurate perception of competition in men and kinship in women
    Meytal Fischer-Shofty
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 8:313-7. 2013
    ....
  8. pmc Can we share the joy of others? Empathic neural responses to distress vs joy
    Daniella Perry
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:909-16. 2012
    ....
  9. doi The ventromedial prefrontal cortex is involved in understanding affective but not cognitive theory of mind stories
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Soc Neurosci 1:149-66. 2006
    ....
  10. doi Two systems for empathy: a double dissociation between emotional and cognitive empathy in inferior frontal gyrus versus ventromedial prefrontal lesions
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
    Brain 132:617-27. 2009
    ..The pattern of empathy deficits among patients with VM and IFG lesions represents a first direct evidence of a double dissociation between emotional and cognitive empathy using the lesion method...
  11. doi The role of the orbitofrontal cortex in affective theory of mind deficits in criminal offenders with psychopathic tendencies
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Carmel Mountain, Israel
    Cortex 46:668-77. 2010
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  12. ncbi Intranasal administration of oxytocin increases envy and schadenfreude (gloating)
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Biol Psychiatry 66:864-70. 2009
    ..Given the important social components of envy and gloating, we speculated that oxytocin may have a modulating effect on the intensity of these emotions...
  13. ncbi Brain asymmetry in emotional processing in Asperger syndrome
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Cogn Behav Neurol 23:74-84. 2010
    ..It is suggested that the pattern of performance of individuals with AS resembles that of patients with left hemisphere dysfunction...
  14. doi The neural bases for empathy
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel
    Neuroscientist 17:18-24. 2011
    ..Finally, although the emotional and cognitive systems appear to work independently, every empathic response may still evoke both components to some extent, depending on the social context...
  15. doi Social learning modulates the lateralization of emotional valence
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology and Brain and Behavior Center, University of Haifa, Aba Hushi, Haifa 31905, Israel
    Brain Cogn 67:280-91. 2008
    ..It is suggested that, since social learning overrules the basic preference of valence in the hemispheres, the processing of complex emotions in the hemispheres is less affected by valence...
  16. ncbi Recognition of 'fortune of others' emotions in Asperger syndrome and high functioning autism
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa, 31905, Israel
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1451-61. 2008
    ..Furthermore, the ability to recognize these emotions was related to scores on a self-rating scale of perspective-taking ability and the ToM task...
  17. ncbi The neural correlates of understanding the other's distress: a positron emission tomography investigation of accurate empathy
    S G Shamay-Tsoory
    Rambam Medical Center, Haifa 3109, Israel
    Neuroimage 27:468-72. 2005
    ..Our results suggest that empathy consists of both affective and cognitive components and hence may involve cortices that mediate simulation of emotional processing and mental state attribution...
  18. ncbi Dissociation of cognitive from affective components of theory of mind in schizophrenia
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology and Brain and Behavior Center, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
    Psychiatry Res 149:11-23. 2007
    ..These findings offer new insight into the affective facets of social behavior that may underlie the profound behavioral disturbances observed in schizophrenia...
  19. ncbi The neuroanatomical basis of affective mentalizing in schizophrenia: comparison of patients with schizophrenia and patients with localized prefrontal lesions
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology and Brain and Behavior Center, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Schizophr Res 90:274-83. 2007
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  20. ncbi The green-eyed monster and malicious joy: the neuroanatomical bases of envy and gloating (schadenfreude)
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Brain 130:1663-78. 2007
    ..We suggest that these results indicate that the mentalizing network including the VM has a fundamental role in mediating the understanding of competitive emotions such as envy and gloating...
  21. ncbi Dissociable prefrontal networks for cognitive and affective theory of mind: a lesion study
    Simone G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology and Brain and Behavior Center, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
    Neuropsychologia 45:3054-67. 2007
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  22. doi The origins of originality: the neural bases of creative thinking and originality
    S G Shamay-Tsoory
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
    Neuropsychologia 49:178-85. 2011
    ..Therefore, lesions in the left hemisphere may be associated with elevated levels of originality...
  23. ncbi Empathy deficits in Asperger syndrome: a cognitive profile
    S G Shamay-Tsoory
    Cognitive Neurology Unit, Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel
    Neurocase 8:245-52. 2002
    ..These results suggest that impaired empathy in individuals with Asperger syndrome may be due to impaired integration of the cognitive and affective facets of the other person's mental state...
  24. doi Improving social perception in schizophrenia: the role of oxytocin
    M Fischer-Shofty
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
    Schizophr Res 146:357-62. 2013
    ..This is one of the first studies to demonstrate that social perception in schizophrenia can be improved by the administration of oxytocin and that patients show a greater treatment effect than controls...
  25. ncbi Characterization of empathy deficits following prefrontal brain damage: the role of the right ventromedial prefrontal cortex
    S G Shamay-Tsoory
    Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    J Cogn Neurosci 15:324-37. 2003
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  26. doi Transcranial magnetic stimulation of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex impairs theory of mind learning
    S Lev-Ran
    Cognitive and Emotional Laboratory, Shalvata Mental Health Care Center, POB 94, Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Eur Psychiatry 27:285-9. 2012
    ..These findings indicate that the VMPFC is critical for intact ToM learning and shed further light on the concept and localization of ToM in particular and empathic functioning in general...
  27. doi The effect of intranasal administration of oxytocin on fear recognition
    M Fischer-Shofty
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
    Neuropsychologia 48:179-84. 2010
    ..These results suggest a specific role for oxytocin in fear recognition, which could be relevant for clinical disorders that manifest deficits in processing emotional facial expressions, particularly fear...
  28. doi The gender you are and the gender you like: sexual preference and empathic neural responses
    D Perry
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
    Brain Res 1534:66-75. 2013
    ..Given that sexual attraction has been reported to affect social behavior, the present study explored the possibility that sexual orientation affects behavioral measures of empathy as well as empathy related activations...
  29. ncbi Asymmetry in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and aggressive behavior: a continuous theta-burst magnetic stimulation study
    N Perach-Barzilay
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Soc Neurosci 8:178-88. 2013
    ..It is concluded that DLPFC asymmetry is involved in modulating reactive and proactive aggression. Our results are in line with recent studies suggesting that the left DLPFC plays a major role in aggressive behavior...
  30. doi Projecting memories: the role of the hippocampus in emotional mentalizing
    D Perry
    Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Neuroimage 54:1669-76. 2011
    ..It is speculated that mentalizing is modulated by memories of similar past events and depends on the protagonist we face...