Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC)

prof. dr. C.M. (Christian) Keysers


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group Brain and Cognition
  • Visiting address
    REC G
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 129  Room number: 0.09
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15915
    1001 NK  Amsterdam
  • C.M.Keysers@uva.nl

2017

  • Modinos, G., McLaughlin, A., Egerton, A., McMullen, K., Kumari, V., Barker, G. J., ... Williams, S. C. R. (2017). Corticolimbic hyper-response to emotion and glutamatergic function in people with high schizotypy: a multimodal fMRI-MRS study. Translational Psychiatry, 7(4), [e1083]. DOI: 10.1038/tp.2017.53  [details] 
  • Keysers, C., & Gazzola, V. (2017). A Plea for Cross-species Social Neuroscience. In M. Wöhr, & S. Krach (Eds.), Social Behavior from Rodents to Humans: Neural Foundations and Clinical Implications (pp. 179-191). (Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences; Vol. 30). Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/7854_2016_439  [details] 

2016

2015

2014

  • Keysers, C., Meffert, H., & Gazzola, V. (2014). Reply: Spontaneous versus deliberate vicarious representations: different routes to empathy in psychopathy and autism. Brain, 137(4), [e273]. DOI: 10.1093/brain/awt376 
  • Keysers, C., Perrett, D. I., & Gazzola, V. (2014). Hebbian Learning is about contingency, not contiguity, and explains the emergence of predictive mirror neurons. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(2), 205-206. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X13002343 
  • Keysers, C., & Gazzola, V. (2014). Dissociating the ability and propensity for empathy. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18(4), 163-166. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2013.12.011 
  • Keysers, C., & Gazzola, V. (2014). Hebbian learning and predictive mirror neurons for actions, sensations and emotions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences, 369(1644), [20130175]. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0175 
  • Cui, F., Arnstein, D., Thomas, R. M., Maurits, N. M., Keysers, C., & Gazzola, V. (2014). Functional magnetic resonance imaging connectivity analyses reveal efference-copy to primary somatosensory area, BA2. PLoS One, 9(1), [e84367]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084367 
  • Di Martino, A., Yan, C-G., Li, Q., Denio, E., Castellanos, F. X., Alaerts, K., ... Milham, M. P. (2014). The autism brain imaging data exchange. Molecular Psychiatry, 19(6), 659-667. DOI: 10.1038/mp.2013.78 
  • Engel, A., Hijmans, B. S., Cerliani, L., Bangert, M., Nanetti, L., Keller, P. E., & Keysers, C. (2014). Inter-individual differences in audio-motor learning of piano melodies and white matter fiber tract architecture. Human Brain Mapping, 35(5), 2483-2497. DOI: 10.1002/hbm.22343 

2013

  • Meffert, H., Gazzola, V., den Boer, J. A., Bartels, A. A. J., & Keysers, C. (2013). Reduced spontaneous but relatively normal deliberate vicarious representations in psychopathy. Brain, 136(8), 2550-2562. DOI: 10.1093/brain/awt190 
  • Lee, T. M., Sun, D., Leung, M. K., Chu, L. W., & Keysers, C. (2013). Neural activities during affective processing in people with Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiology of Aging, 34(3), 706-715. DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2012.06.018 
  • Monfardini, E., Gazzola, V., Boussaoud, D., Brovelli, A., Keysers, C., & Wicker, B. (2013). Vicarious neural processing of outcomes during observational learning. PLoS One, 8(9), [e73879]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073879 
  • Pineda, J. A., Grichanik, M., Williams, V., Trieu, M., Chang, H., & Keysers, C. (2013). EEG sensorimotor correlates of translating sounds into actions. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 7, [203]. DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00203 

2012

  • Gazzola, V., Spezio, M. L., Etzel, J. A., Cstelli, F., Adolphs, R., & Keysers, C. (in press). Primary somatosensory cortex discriminates affective significance in social touch. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109, 1657-1666. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1113211109 
  • Cerliani, L., Thomas, R. M., Jbabdi, S., Siero, J. C. W., Nanetti, L., Crippa, A., ... Keysers, C. (2012). Probabilistic tractography recovers a rostrocaudal trajectory of connectivity variability in the human insular cortex. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 2005-2034. DOI: 10.1002/hbm.21338 
  • Engel, A., Bangert, M., Horbank, D., Hijmans, B. S., Wilkens, K., Keller, P. E., & Keysers, C. (in press). Learning piano melodies in visuo-motor or audio-motor training conditions and the neural correlates of their cross-modal transfer. NeuroImage, 63, 966-978. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.03.038 
  • Hasson, U., Ghazanfar, A. A., Galantucci, B., Garrod, S., & Keysers, C. (in press). Brain-to-brain coupling: a mechanism for creating and sharing a social world. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 16, 114-121. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2011.12.007 

2011

  • Keysers, C., & McKay, L. S. (in press). How to make social neuroscience social. Psychological Inquiry, 22, 210-216. DOI: 10.1080/1047840X.2011.567960 
  • Arnstein, D., Cui, F., Keysers, C., Maurits, N. M., & Gazzola, V. (in press). {micro}-Suppression during action observation and execution correlates with BOLD in dorsal premotor, inferior parietal and SI cortices. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 14243-14249. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0963-11.2011 
  • Atsak, P., Orre, M., Bakker, P., Cerliani, L., Roozendaal, B., Gazzola, V., ... Keysers, C. (2011). Experience modulates vicarious freezing in rats: a model for empathy. PLoS One, 6(7), [e21855]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021855 
  • Bastiaansen, J. A., Meffert, H., Hein, S., Huizinga, P., Ketelaars, C., Pijnenborg, M., ... De Bildt, A. (2011). Diagnosing autism spectrum disorders in adults: the use of autism diagnostic observation schedule (ADOS) module4. Journal of Autism and Development Disorders, 41, 1256-1266. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-010-1157-x 
  • Bastiaansen, J. A., Thioux, M., Nanettia, L., Van der Gaag, C., Ketelaars, C., Minderaa, R., & Keysers, C. (2011). Age-related increase in inferior frontal gyrus activity and social functioning in autism spectrum disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 69, 832-838. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.11.007 
  • Etzel, J. A., Valchev, N., & Keysers, C. (in press). The impact of certain methodological choices on multivariate analysis of fMRI data with support vector machines. NeuroImage, 54, 1159-1167. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.08.050 
  • Quadvlieg, S., Etzel, J. A., Gazzola, V., Keysers, C., Schubert, T. W., Waiter, G. D., & Macrae, C. N. (in press). Puddles, parties, and professors: linking word categorization to neural patterns of visuospatial coding. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 2636-2649. DOI: 10.1162/jocn.2011.21628 
  • Schippers, M. B., Renken, R., & Keysers, C. (2011). The effect of intra- and inter-subject variability of hemodynamic responses on group level Granger CAusality analyses. NeuroImage, 57, 22-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.02.008 
  • Schippers, M. B., & Keysers, C. (in press). Mapping the flow of information within the putative mirror neuron system during gesture observation. NeuroImage, 57, 37-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.02.018 

2010

  • Keysers, C., Kaas, J. H., & Gazzola, V. (in press). Somatosensation in social perception. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 11, 417-428. DOI: 10.1038/nrn2833 
  • Keysers, C., & Gazzola, V. (in press). Social neuroscience: mirror neurons recorded in humans. Current Biology, 20, 353-354. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.03.013 
  • Hurlemann, R., Walter, H., Rehme, A. K., Kukolja, J., Santoro, S. C., Schmidt, C., ... Onur, O. A. (2010). Human amygdala reactivity is diminished by the beta-noradrenergic antagonist propranolol. Psychological Medicine, 40, 1839-1848. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291709992376 
  • Kokal, I., & Keysers, C. (2010). Granger causality mapping during joint actions reveals evidence for forward models that could overcome sensory-motor delays. PLoS One, 5(10), [e13507]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013507 
  • Schippers, M. B., Roebroeck, A., Renken, R., Nanettia, L., & Keysers, C. (in press). Mapping the information flow from one brain to another during gestural communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107, 9388-9393. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1001791107 
  • Thioux, M., & Keysers, C. (in press). Empathy: shared circuits and their dysfunctions. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 12, 546-552.

2009

  • Keysers, C. (2009). Mirror neurons. Current Biology, 19(21), R971-R973. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.08.026 
  • Keysers, C., & Gazzola, V. (2009). Expanding the mirror: vicarious activity for actions, emotions and sensations. Current opinion in neurobiology, 19, 666-671. DOI: 10.1016/j.conb.2009.10.006 

2013

  • Mihov, Y., Kendrick, K. M., Becker, B., Zschernack, J., Reich, H., Maier, W., ... Hurlemann, R. (2013). Mirror fear in the absence of a functional amygdala. Biological Psychiatry, 73(7), e9-e11. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2012.10.029 

2012

  • Keysers, C. (2012). Primate cognition: copy that [Review of: F.B.M. de Waal, P.F. Ferrari (2012) The primate mind: built to connect with other minds]. Nature, 482(7384), 158-159. DOI: 10.1038/482158a 

2017

  • Keysers, C. (2017). Optogenetics. In Know This: Today's most interesting and important scientific ideas, discoveries, and developments (pp. 402-404). New York: Harper Perennial. [details] 

2016

  • Keysers, C., & Gazzola, V. (2016). From Vicarious Actions to Moral Behavior. In D. Evers, M. Fuller, A. Runehov, & K-W. Sæther (Eds.), Issues in Science and Theology: Do Emotions Shape the World? (pp. 99-118). (Issues in Science and Religion: Publications of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology; Vol. 3). Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-26769-2_8  [details] 

2015

  • Suttrup, J., Keysers, C., & Thioux, M. (2015). The role of the theory of mind network in action observation - an rTMS study. Brain Stimulation, 8(2), 415-416. [343]. DOI: 10.1016/j.brs.2015.01.326  [details] 

Award

  • Keysers, C. (2012). IPPY prize for the best science book, "The Empathic Brain".
  • Keysers, C. (2004). Marie Curie Excellence Award.

Scientific position

  • Keysers, C. (2016). Member, Academia Europaea.
  • Keysers, C. (2014-). Young Academy of Europe.

Journal editor

  • Keysers, C. (editor) (2012). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences (Journal).

2017

2016

  • Müller-Pinzler, L. (2016). The social emotion of embarrassment: Modulations of neural circuits in response to own and others’ social predicaments [details] 
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  • Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
    Research
  • Social Brain VOF
    Lectures, Publishing

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