Christian Keysers

Summary

Affiliation: Netherlands Institute of Ecology
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Dissociating the ability and propensity for empathy
    Christian Keysers
    Social Brain Lab, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Meibergdreef 47, 1105BA Amsterdam, The Netherlands Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Trends Cogn Sci 18:163-6. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Social neuroscience: mirror neurons recorded in humans
    Christian Keysers
    Social Brain Lab, Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Biol 20:R353-4. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Somatosensation in social perception
    Christian Keysers
    Social Brain Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, A Deusinglaan 2, 9713AW Groningen, The Netherlands
    Nat Rev Neurosci 11:417-28. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Expanding the mirror: vicarious activity for actions, emotions, and sensations
    Christian Keysers
    Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, A Deusinglaad 2, 9713AW Groningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 19:666-71. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Age-related increase in inferior frontal gyrus activity and social functioning in autism spectrum disorder
    Jojanneke A Bastiaansen
    Social Brain Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 69:832-8. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Learning piano melodies in visuo-motor or audio-motor training conditions and the neural correlates of their cross-modal transfer
    Annerose Engel
    Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 63:966-78. 2012
  7. pmc Mapping the information flow from one brain to another during gestural communication
    Marleen B Schippers
    Social Brain Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, 9713 AW, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:9388-93. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Facial expressions: what the mirror neuron system can and cannot tell us
    Christiaan Van der Gaag
    University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Soc Neurosci 2:179-222. 2007
  9. pmc Probabilistic tractography recovers a rostrocaudal trajectory of connectivity variability in the human insular cortex
    Leonardo Cerliani
    BCN Neuroimaging Center, University of Groningen, A Deusinglaan, 2 9713AW Groningen, The Netherlands
    Hum Brain Mapp 33:2005-34. 2012
  10. doi request reprint μ-suppression during action observation and execution correlates with BOLD in dorsal premotor, inferior parietal, and SI cortices
    Dan Arnstein
    Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 31:14243-9. 2011

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Publications36

  1. doi request reprint Dissociating the ability and propensity for empathy
    Christian Keysers
    Social Brain Lab, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Meibergdreef 47, 1105BA Amsterdam, The Netherlands Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Trends Cogn Sci 18:163-6. 2014
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  2. doi request reprint Social neuroscience: mirror neurons recorded in humans
    Christian Keysers
    Social Brain Lab, Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Biol 20:R353-4. 2010
    ..Some action-execution neurons were seen to be inhibited during observation, possibly preventing imitation and helping self/other discrimination...
  3. doi request reprint Somatosensation in social perception
    Christian Keysers
    Social Brain Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, A Deusinglaan 2, 9713AW Groningen, The Netherlands
    Nat Rev Neurosci 11:417-28. 2010
    ..Neuroscientists are starting to understand how the brain adds a somatosensory dimension to our perception of other people...
  4. doi request reprint Expanding the mirror: vicarious activity for actions, emotions, and sensations
    Christian Keysers
    Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, A Deusinglaad 2, 9713AW Groningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 19:666-71. 2009
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  5. doi request reprint Age-related increase in inferior frontal gyrus activity and social functioning in autism spectrum disorder
    Jojanneke A Bastiaansen
    Social Brain Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 69:832-8. 2011
    ..We examined whether this dysfunction persists in adulthood, and how brain activity in the mirror neuron system relates to social functioning outside the laboratory...
  6. doi request reprint Learning piano melodies in visuo-motor or audio-motor training conditions and the neural correlates of their cross-modal transfer
    Annerose Engel
    Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 63:966-78. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc Mapping the information flow from one brain to another during gestural communication
    Marleen B Schippers
    Social Brain Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, 9713 AW, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:9388-93. 2010
    ..This, in turn, would allow us to tap into the neural substrates of social deficits such as autism spectrum disorder...
  8. ncbi request reprint Facial expressions: what the mirror neuron system can and cannot tell us
    Christiaan Van der Gaag
    University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Soc Neurosci 2:179-222. 2007
    ..Using movies, fear activated the amygdala and disgust the insula, but other emotions activated these structures to a similar degree...
  9. pmc Probabilistic tractography recovers a rostrocaudal trajectory of connectivity variability in the human insular cortex
    Leonardo Cerliani
    BCN Neuroimaging Center, University of Groningen, A Deusinglaan, 2 9713AW Groningen, The Netherlands
    Hum Brain Mapp 33:2005-34. 2012
    ..Regions in the putative dysgranular insula displayed more heterogeneous connectivity patterns, with regional differences related to the proximity with either putative granular or agranular regions...
  10. doi request reprint μ-suppression during action observation and execution correlates with BOLD in dorsal premotor, inferior parietal, and SI cortices
    Dan Arnstein
    Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 31:14243-9. 2011
    ..These results shed light on the neural basis of μ-suppression and provide a basis for integrating more closely the flourishing but often separate literatures on the MNS using fMRI and EEG...
  11. doi request reprint Mapping the flow of information within the putative mirror neuron system during gesture observation
    Marleen B Schippers
    Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 57:37-44. 2011
    ..In particular, the ventral premotor cortex sends significantly more information to other pMNS areas than it receives during active guessing than during passive observation...
  12. pmc Reduced spontaneous but relatively normal deliberate vicarious representations in psychopathy
    Harma Meffert
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands
    Brain 136:2550-62. 2013
    ..Our results suggest that psychopathy is not a simple incapacity for vicarious activations but rather reduced spontaneous vicarious activations co-existing with relatively normal deliberate counterparts. ..
  13. pmc The observation and execution of actions share motor and somatosensory voxels in all tested subjects: single-subject analyses of unsmoothed fMRI data
    Valeria Gazzola
    University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Department of Neuroscience, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Cereb Cortex 19:1239-55. 2009
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  14. ncbi request reprint Aplasics born without hands mirror the goal of hand actions with their feet
    Valeria Gazzola
    BCN Neuroimaging Center, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, A Deusinglaan 2, 9713 AW Groningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Biol 17:1235-40. 2007
    ..This sheds light on the functional organization of the MNS and predominance of goals in imitation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Towards a unifying neural theory of social cognition
    Christian Keysers
    BCN Neuro Imaging Centre, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, A Deusinglaan 2, 9713AW Groningen, The Netherlands
    Prog Brain Res 156:379-401. 2006
    ..We propose a mechanism for the development of shared circuits on the basis of Hebbian learning, and underline that shared circuits could integrate with more cognitive functions during social cognitions...
  16. doi request reprint Functional magnetic resonance imaging connectivity analyses reveal efference-copy to primary somatosensory area, BA2
    Fang Cui
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Groningen and University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 9:e84367. 2014
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  17. pmc Primary somatosensory cortex discriminates affective significance in social touch
    Valeria Gazzola
    Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, 9713 AW Groningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:E1657-66. 2012
    ..This suggests that current models may underestimate the role played by SI in the affective processing of social touch...
  18. pmc Synchronized drumming enhances activity in the caudate and facilitates prosocial commitment--if the rhythm comes easily
    Idil Kokal
    Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 6:e27272. 2011
    ..By showing an overlap in activated areas during synchronized drumming and monetary reward, our findings suggest that interpersonal synchrony is related to the brain's reward system...
  19. ncbi request reprint Demystifying social cognition: a Hebbian perspective
    Christian Keysers
    BCN Neuro Imaging Center, University of Groningen, Antonius Deusinglaan 2, 9713AW Groningen, The Netherlands
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:501-7. 2004
    ..As this system appears also to exist in man, this network model can provide a framework for understanding human social perception...
  20. pmc Experience modulates vicarious freezing in rats: a model for empathy
    Piray Atsak
    Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 6:e21855. 2011
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  21. doi request reprint Acting together in and beyond the mirror neuron system
    Idil Kokal
    BCN Neuroimaging Center, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 47:2046-56. 2009
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  22. doi request reprint The mirror neuron system: new frontiers
    Christian Keysers
    University of Groningen, and University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Soc Neurosci 3:193-8. 2008
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  23. pmc Testing simulation theory with cross-modal multivariate classification of fMRI data
    Joset A Etzel
    BCN Neuroimaging Center, University of Groningen, Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 3:e3690. 2008
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  24. pmc Empathy: shared circuits and their dysfunctions
    Marc Thioux
    Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, The Netherlands Royal Academy of Science Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci 12:546-52. 2010
    ..However, the results to date regarding ASD are not clearcut, and an equal number of studies report positive and negative findings...
  25. doi request reprint Action understanding: how, what and why
    Marc Thioux
    University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, A Deusinglaan 2, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Biol 18:R431-4. 2008
    ..The mirror neuron system may help us understand how others act and what they do. A recent study has shown that consciously reflecting on their intentions additionally recruits mentalizing areas...
  26. doi request reprint The effect of intra- and inter-subject variability of hemodynamic responses on group level Granger causality analyses
    Marleen B Schippers
    Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 57:22-36. 2011
    ..Influences flowing to a region with a faster hemodynamic delay were detected in over 80% of the cases when delays are above 1s...
  27. doi request reprint An introduction to anatomical ROI-based fMRI classification analysis
    Joset A Etzel
    BCN Neuroimaging Center, University of Groningen, Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
    Brain Res 1282:114-25. 2009
    ..The first section describes the main steps required for such analyses while the second illustrates these steps using a simple example...
  28. pmc Diagnosing autism spectrum disorders in adults: the use of Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) module 4
    Jojanneke A Bastiaansen
    Social Brain Lab, Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center, Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Autism Dev Disord 41:1256-66. 2011
    ..J Autism Dev Disord 37: 613-627, 2007) could be beneficial for discriminating ASD from schizophrenia...
  29. ncbi request reprint Empathy for positive and negative emotions in the gustatory cortex
    Mbemba Jabbi
    BCN Neuroimaging Center, University Medical Center Groningen, Antonius Deusinglaan 2, 9713 AW Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 34:1744-53. 2007
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  30. pmc Granger causality mapping during joint actions reveals evidence for forward models that could overcome sensory-motor delays
    Idil Kokal
    Department of Neuroscience, BCN Neuroimaging Centre, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 5:e13507. 2010
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  31. doi request reprint The impact of certain methodological choices on multivariate analysis of fMRI data with support vector machines
    Joset A Etzel
    BCN Neuroimaging Center, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 54:1159-67. 2011
    ..These interactions suggest that, rather than searching for a universally superior set of methodological choices, researchers must carefully consider each choice in the context of each experiment...
  32. ncbi request reprint Empathy and the somatotopic auditory mirror system in humans
    Valeria Gazzola
    School of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences, Neuroimaging Center, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen 9713AW, The Netherlands
    Curr Biol 16:1824-9. 2006
    ..Finally, individuals who scored higher on an empathy scale activated this system more strongly, adding evidence for a possible link between the motor mirror system and empathy...
  33. doi request reprint Group analyses of connectivity-based cortical parcellation using repeated k-means clustering
    Luca Nanetti
    BCN Neuroimaging Center, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 47:1666-77. 2009
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  34. pmc The BOLD signal in the amygdala does not differentiate between dynamic facial expressions
    Christiaan Van der Gaag
    BCN Neuroimaging Center, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 2:93-103. 2007
    ..Our data therefore provide strong support for the idea that under more ecologically valid conditions, the contribution of the amygdala towards the detection of fearful facial expressions must be more indirect than previously assumed...
  35. pmc Playing charades in the fMRI: are mirror and/or mentalizing areas involved in gestural communication?
    Marleen B Schippers
    BCN Neuroimaging Center, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 4:e6801. 2009
    ..This suggests that the mere observation of gestures recruits most of the system involved in voluntary interpretation...
  36. ncbi request reprint A touching sight: SII/PV activation during the observation and experience of touch
    Christian Keysers
    BCN Neuroimaging Centre, University of Groningen, 9713 AW Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neuron 42:335-46. 2004
    ..The neural mechanisms enabling our own sensation of touch may therefore be a window also to our understanding of touch...