Spinach in the teeth – new publication in Cortex

We are very happy to share that our paper “Spinach in the teeth: how ego- and allocentric perspectives modulate neural correlates of embarrassment in the face of others’ public mishaps” has now been published in Cortex. The paper is part of the Special Issue “Understanding Others” and we compared to types of observers’ perspectives on others mishaps:

  • How strong is your vicarious embarrassment? (egocentric)
  • How strong do you think is the protagonist’s embarrassment (allocentric) 

Using fMRI we show that the perspective matters depending on the type of mishap. There are mishaps, where the protagonist is aware about the blunder:

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