June 26, 2019

Deutschlandfunk Nova – Frieder Paulus explains “Fremdscham”

Why do we feel vicarious embarrassment? Frieder Paulus explores embarrassment on behalf of others at the University of Lübeck, Germany. He says that the main reason for feeling embarrassed is the violation of rules and conventions. Although the feeling of embarrassment itself is not particularly pleasant, it is generally something positive and constructive for the …

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OHBM meeting in Rome

From June 7th – June 14th several lab members presented their newest data at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) in Rome. “Self-attribution shifts affective, neural, and motivational markers of outcome valuation” was presented by David Stolz. “Egocentricity and allocentricity modulate neural and emotional processing of embarrassment in the face …

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