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Spunt RP, Ellsworth E, & Adolphs R (2017). The neural basis of understanding the expression of the emotions in man and animals. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience. 12(1), 95-105. PDFOpen Science Framework PageNeuroVault
Spunt RP, Kemmerer D, & Adolphs R (2016). The neural basis of conceptualizing the same action at different levels of abstraction. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience. 11(7), 1141-1151. PDFSupplementStimuliROIsOpen Science Framework PageNeuroVault
Scheele D, Schwering C, Elison JT, Spunt RP, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2015). A human tendency to anthropomorphize is enhanced by oxytocin. European Neuropsychopharmacology. 25(10), 1817-1823. PDF
Spunt RP & Adolphs R (2015). Folk explanations of behavior: A specialized use of a domain-general mechanism. Psychological Science. 26(6), 724-736. PDFSupplementOpen Science Framework PageNeuroVault
Spunt RP, Elison JT, Dufour N, Hurlemann R, Saxe R, & Adolphs R (2015). Amygdala lesions do not compromise the cortical network for false-belief reasoning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112(15), 4827-4832. PDF
Spunt RP, Meyer ML, & Lieberman MD (2015). The default mode of human brain function primes the intentional stance. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 27(6), 1116-1124. PDFNeuroVault
Schaafsma SM, Pfaff DW, Spunt RP, & Adolphs R (2015). Deconstructing and Reconstructing “Theory of Mind”. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 19(2), 65-72. PDF
Spunt RP & Adolphs R (2014). Validating the why/how the contrast for functional MRI studies of Theory of Mind. NeuroImage. 99, 301-311. PDFNeuroVault
Spunt RP (2014). Dual-Process Theories in Social Cognitive Neuroscience. In A. Toga & MD Lieberman (eds.) Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference. Elsevier: Oxford. PDF
Spunt RP & Lieberman MD (2014). Automaticity, control, and the social brain. In Sherman, Gawronski & Trope (eds.) Dual process theories of the social mind. Guildford Press: New York. PDF
Lick DJ, Carpinella CM, Preciado MA, Spunt RP, & Johnson KL (2013). Reverse-correlating mental representations of sex-typed bodies: the effect of number of trials on image quality. Frontiers in Psychology. 4(476), 1-9. PDF
Spunt RP (2013). Mirroring, mentalizing, and the social neuroscience of listening. International Journal of Listening. 27(2), 61-72. PDF
Spunt RP & Lieberman MD (2013). The busy social brain: evidence for automaticity and control in the neural systems supporting social cognition and action understanding. Psychological Science. 24(1), 80-86. PDF
Spunt RP & Lieberman MD (2012). Dissociating modality-specific and supramodal neural systems for action understanding. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(10), 3575-3583. PDF
Meyer ML, Spunt RP, Berkman ET, Taylor SE, & Lieberman MD (2012). Evidence for social working memory from a parametric fMRI study. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109, 1883-1888. PDF
Spunt RP & Lieberman MD (2012). An integrative model of the neural systems supporting the comprehension of observed emotional behavior. NeuroImage. 59, 3050-3059. PDF
Falk EB, Spunt RP, & Lieberman MD (2012). Ascribing beliefs to ingroup and outgroup political candidates: Neural correlates of perspective taking, issue importance, and days until the election. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 367, 731-743. PDF
Spunt RP, Lieberman MD, Cohen JR & Eisenberger NI (2012). The phenomenology of error processing: the dorsal anterior cingulate response to stop-signal errors tracks reports of negative affect. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 24, 1753-1765. PDF
Spunt RP, Satpute AB, & Lieberman MD (2011). Identifying the what, why, and how of an observed action: an fMRI study of mentalizing and mechanizing during action observation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 23(1), 63-74. PDF
Spunt RP, Falk EB, & Lieberman MD (2010). Dissociable neural systems support retrieval of how and why action knowledge. Psychological Science. 21(11), 1593-1598. PDF
Spunt RP, Rassin E, & Epstein L (2009). Aversive and avoidant indecisiveness: Roles for regret proneness, maximization, and BIS/BAS sensitivities. Personality and Individual Differences. 47(4), 256-261. PDF