Structural plasticity of the social brain: Differential change after socio-affective and cognitive mental training

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Science Advances  04 Oct 2017:
Vol. 3, no. 10, e1700489
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700489

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vol. 3 no. 10

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  • Received for publication February 14, 2017
  • Accepted for publication August 24, 2017

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  1. Sofie L. Valk1,
  2. Boris C. Bernhardt1,2,
  3. Fynn-Mathis Trautwein1,
  4. Anne Böckler1,3,
  5. Philipp Kanske1,4,
  6. Nicolas Guizard2,
  7. D. Louis Collins2 and
  8. Tania Singer1,*
  1. 1Department of Social Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.
  2. 2McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Montreal, Québec, Canada.
  3. 3Department of Psychology, Würzburg University, Würzburg, Germany.
  4. 4Department of Psychology, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: singer{at}


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