Frank Van Overwalle

Summary

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. doi EEG components of spontaneous trait inferences
    Marijke Van Duynslaeger
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Soc Neurosci 3:164-77. 2008
  2. doi ERP time course and brain areas of spontaneous and intentional goal inferences
    Laurens Van der Cruyssen
    Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium
    Soc Neurosci 4:165-84. 2009
  3. doi A dissociation between social mentalizing and general reasoning
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Neuroimage 54:1589-99. 2011
  4. doi Tell me twice: A multi-study analysis of the functional connectivity between the cerebrum and cerebellum after repeated trait information
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Neuroimage 144:241-252. 2017
  5. doi Functional connectivity between the cerebrum and cerebellum in social cognition: A multi-study analysis
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Neuroimage 124:248-55. 2016
  6. pmc Traits are represented in the medial prefrontal cortex: an fMRI adaptation study
    Ning Ma
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium and Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:1185-92. 2014
  7. doi Social cognition and the cerebellum: a meta-analysis of over 350 fMRI studies
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Neuroimage 86:554-72. 2014
  8. pmc Trait inferences in goal-directed behavior: ERP timing and localization under spontaneous and intentional processing
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, B 1050 Brussel, Belgium
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 4:177-90. 2009
  9. doi Infants' teleological and belief inference: a recurrent connectionist approach to their minimal representational and computational requirements
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Neuroimage 52:1095-108. 2010
  10. doi Understanding others' actions and goals by mirror and mentalizing systems: a meta-analysis
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Neuroimage 48:564-84. 2009

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Publications38

  1. doi EEG components of spontaneous trait inferences
    Marijke Van Duynslaeger
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Soc Neurosci 3:164-77. 2008
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  2. doi ERP time course and brain areas of spontaneous and intentional goal inferences
    Laurens Van der Cruyssen
    Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium
    Soc Neurosci 4:165-84. 2009
    ....
  3. doi A dissociation between social mentalizing and general reasoning
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Neuroimage 54:1589-99. 2011
    ..Hence, it is more likely that cognitive reasoning activates the mPFC because inferences about social agency and mind are involved...
  4. doi Tell me twice: A multi-study analysis of the functional connectivity between the cerebrum and cerebellum after repeated trait information
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Neuroimage 144:241-252. 2017
    ..The discussion centers on the role of these cerebello-cerebral connections in matching internal predictions generated by the cerebellum with external information from the cerebrum, presumably involving the sequencing of behaviors...
  5. doi Functional connectivity between the cerebrum and cerebellum in social cognition: A multi-study analysis
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Neuroimage 124:248-55. 2016
    ..These internal predictions might involve the sequencing of the person's behaviors...
  6. pmc Traits are represented in the medial prefrontal cortex: an fMRI adaptation study
    Ning Ma
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium and Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:1185-92. 2014
    ..This adaptation pattern was found nowhere else in the brain. In line with previous research on fMRI adaptation, we interpret these findings as indicating that a trait code is represented in the ventral mPFC. ..
  7. doi Social cognition and the cerebellum: a meta-analysis of over 350 fMRI studies
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Neuroimage 86:554-72. 2014
    ..We also point out a number of methodological limitations of some available studies on the social brain that hamper the detection of cerebellar activity. ..
  8. pmc Trait inferences in goal-directed behavior: ERP timing and localization under spontaneous and intentional processing
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, B 1050 Brussel, Belgium
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 4:177-90. 2009
    ..The early detection of multiple goal and trait inferences is explained in terms of their greater social relevance, leading to privileged attention allocation and processing in the brain...
  9. doi Infants' teleological and belief inference: a recurrent connectionist approach to their minimal representational and computational requirements
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Neuroimage 52:1095-108. 2010
    ..This model helps to clarify that these rudimentary characteristics seem to be essential ingredients for an early teleological and mentalizing system...
  10. doi Understanding others' actions and goals by mirror and mentalizing systems: a meta-analysis
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Neuroimage 48:564-84. 2009
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  11. doi Social cognition and the brain: a meta-analysis
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:829-58. 2009
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  12. ncbi Talking nets: a multiagent connectionist approach to communication and trust between individuals
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Psychol Rev 113:606-27. 2006
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  13. ncbi A connectionist model of attitude formation and change
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Pers Soc Psychol Rev 9:231-74. 2005
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  14. pmc Situation and person attributions under spontaneous and intentional instructions: an fMRI study
    Jenny Kestemont
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussel, Belgium
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 8:481-93. 2013
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  15. pmc Counterfactual thinking: an fMRI study on changing the past for a better future
    Nicole Van Hoeck
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel, Belgium
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 8:556-64. 2013
    ..We discuss these findings in view of recent fMRI evidence on the working of episodic memory and theory of mind...
  16. pmc Inconsistencies in spontaneous and intentional trait inferences
    Ning Ma
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:937-50. 2012
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  17. doi N400 and LPP in spontaneous trait inferences
    Kris Baetens
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Brain Res 1418:83-92. 2011
    ..It is suggested that the increased N400 in response to trait inconsistencies reflects difficulties in understanding unanticipated behavior, while the LPP effect might reflect evaluative incongruence...
  18. doi Spontaneous and intentional trait inferences recruit a common mentalizing network to a different degree: spontaneous inferences activate only its core areas
    Ning Ma
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Soc Neurosci 6:123-38. 2011
    ..Future research on the neurological underpinnings of trait inference might profit from the use of spontaneous instructions to get purer results that involve only the core brain areas in social judgment...
  19. doi Unusual actions do not always trigger the mentalizing network
    Lisa Ampe
    a Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Neurocase 20:144-9. 2014
    ..In order to activate the mentalizing network without an intention instruction, a richer action context informative of the implausibility of the action might be a prerequisite. ..
  20. pmc Social attributions in patients with ventromedial prefrontal hypoperfusion
    Jenny Kestemont
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 11:652-62. 2016
    ..Considering the emotional experience of valence, the findings showed more intense valence ratings for negative events and persons. This confirms the role of the vmPFC in the modulation and regulation of negative emotions. ..
  21. doi Causal attribution in individuals with subclinical and clinical autism spectrum disorder: An fMRI study
    Jenny Kestemont
    a Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Soc Neurosci 11:264-76. 2016
    ..Comparison between groups revealed more widespread activation in both subclinical and clinical ASD participants, which may be indicative of the extraneural resources these participants invest to compensate their impairments...
  22. doi Distinct recruitment of temporo-parietal junction and medial prefrontal cortex in behavior understanding and trait identification
    Ning Ma
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Soc Neurosci 7:591-605. 2012
    ..These findings confirm that in a social context, the TPJ (and pSTS) is activated for understanding goal-directed behaviors, whereas the mPFC is involved in processing traits...
  23. pmc The person within: memory codes for persons and traits using fMRI repetition suppression
    Elien Heleven
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1050 Brussel, Belgium
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 11:159-71. 2016
    ..We also found a negative correlation between activation when reading about a new person and participants' social network size, indicating that experience with larger social groups results in less recruitment of a person code. ..
  24. doi Distinct neural correlates of social categories and personality traits
    Laurens Van der Cruyssen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium Electronic address
    Neuroimage 104:336-46. 2015
    ..e., abstractness), and larger perceived group size. Additionally, inconsistent as opposed to consistent information showed more activation in the right temporo-parietal junction and left lingual gyrus. ..
  25. pmc Dissociation of a trait and a valence representation in the mPFC
    Ning Ma
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:1506-14. 2014
    ..Together with the previous study, this indicates that a specific trait code, but not a generalized valence code, is represented in the vmPFC. ..
  26. pmc Neural correlates of attributing causes to the self, another person and the situation
    Jenny Kestemont
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 10:114-21. 2015
    ..The results indicate that attributions to different loci are based on the same underlying brain process, which might be atypical among persons with anxiety or autism symptoms. ..
  27. ncbi A recurrent connectionist model of person impression formation
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Pers Soc Psychol Rev 8:28-61. 2004
    ..The discussion centers on how our model compares to other connectionist approaches to impression formation and how it may contribute to a more parsimonious and unified theory of person perception...
  28. doi Cerebellar areas dedicated to social cognition? A comparison of meta-analytic and connectivity results
    Frank Van Overwalle
    a Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Soc Neurosci 10:337-44. 2015
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  29. doi ERP correlates of script chronology violations
    Kris Baetens
    Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Brain Cogn 91:113-22. 2014
    ..Consequently, this study extends previous findings suggesting that the LAN is sensitive to structure violation across domains (e.g., verbal syntax, abstract structure), including that of meaningful human actions. ..
  30. pmc Involvement of the mentalizing network in social and non-social high construal
    Kris Baetens
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Experimental and Applied Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Elsene, Belgium
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:817-24. 2014
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  31. doi False belief and counterfactual reasoning in a social environment
    Nicole Van Hoeck
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Neuroimage 90:315-25. 2014
    ..The results further suggest that counterfactual reasoning is a more complex cognitive process than false belief reasoning, showing stronger activation of the dorsomedial, left dorsolateral PFC, cerebellum and left temporal cortex. ..
  32. doi Nice or nerdy? The neural representation of social and competence traits
    Frank Van Overwalle
    a Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Soc Neurosci 11:567-78. 2016
    ..A multi-voxel pattern analysis broadly confirmed these results, and pinpointed the inferior parietal cortex, cerebellum, temporo-parietal junction and mPFC as areas that differentiate between social and competence traits. ..
  33. ncbi The overlap between false belief and spatial reorientation in the temporo-parietal junction: The role of input modality and task
    Ceylan Özdem
    a Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Soc Neurosci . 2016
    ..The results are discussed with respect to recent theoretical models of the TPJ...
  34. doi Athlete or athletic? Limited differential brain activation in person descriptions using nouns or adjectives
    Laurens Van der Cruyssen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Ghent University, Belgium Electronic address
    Brain Lang 159:1-10. 2016
    ..The results indicate that there are limited differences in the processing of nouns and adjectives when describing persons. ..
  35. pmc Electrophysiological time course and brain areas of spontaneous and intentional trait inferences
    Marijke Van Duynslaeger
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 2:174-88. 2007
    ..e. P300 and its current density at the temporo-parietal junction) predominantly following spontaneous instructions, indicating that these components are valid neural indices of spontaneous inferences...
  36. doi Social cognition and the cerebellum: A meta-analytic connectivity analysis
    Frank Van Overwalle
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, Brussels, 1050, Belgium
    Hum Brain Mapp 36:5137-54. 2015
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  37. ncbi A recurrent connectionist model of group biases
    Dirk Van Rooy
    Department of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Psychol Rev 110:536-63. 2003
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  38. ncbi Patterns and universals of mate poaching across 53 nations: the effects of sex, culture, and personality on romantically attracting another person's partner
    David P Schmitt
    Department of Psychology, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 61625, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 86:560-84. 2004
    ..The authors conclude that human mate-poaching experiences are universally linked to sex, culture, and the robust influence of personal dispositions...