Publications

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2020

Vieira, J B; Schellhaas, S; Enström, E; Olsson, A

Help or flight? Increased threat imminence promotes defensive helping in humans Journal Article

Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2020.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Altruism, Defensive state, Empathy, Fear, Fight–flight, Freezing, Prosocial

Pärnamets, P; Espinosa, L; Olsson, A

Physiological synchrony predicts observational threat learning in humans Journal Article

Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2020, ISSN: 1471-2954.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Empathy, Fear, Observational learning, Social learning, Synchrony, Threat

2017

Debiec, J; Olsson, A

Social fear learning: From animal models to human function Journal Article

Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Emotional contagion, Empathy, Fear contagion, Fear learning by proxy, Intergenerational transmission, Observational fear learning, Obsfear procedure, Vicarious fear learning

Nilsonne, G; Tamm, S; Golkar, A; Sörman, K; Howner, K; Kristiansson, M; Olsson, A; Ingvar, M; Petrovic, P

Effects of 25 mg oxazepam on emotional mimicry and empathy for pain: A randomized controlled experiment Journal Article

Royal Society Open Science, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Benzodiazepines, Emotional contagion, Emotional mimicry, Empathy, Psychopathic traits

2016

Balkenius, C; Cañamero, L; Pärnamets, P; Johansson, B; Butz, M V; Olsson, A

Outline of a sensory-motor perspective on intrinsically moral agents Journal Article

Adaptive Behavior, 24 (5), pp. 306-319, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Autonomous robots, Embodied emotions, Embodied interaction, Empathy, Intrinsic morality, Sensory-motor grounding

Olsson, A; Kopsida, E; Sorjonen, K; Savic, I

Testosterone and estrogen impact social evaluations and vicarious emotions: A double-blind placebo-controlled study Journal Article

Emotion, 16 (4), pp. 515-523, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Affect, Empathy, Hormone, Mentalizing, Observational learning, Obsfear procedure, Social cognition

2015

Kleberg, J L; Selbing, I; Lundqvist, D; Hofvander, B; Olsson, A

Spontaneous eye movements and trait empathy predict vicarious learning of fear Journal Article

International Journal of Psychophysiology, 98 (3), pp. 577–583, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Autism, Empathy, Eye movements, Fear conditioning, Obsfear procedure, Skin conductance, Social learning, Vicarious fear learning

2007

Olsson, A; Nearing, K I; Phelps, E A

Learning fears by observing others: the neural systems of social fear transmission Journal Article

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2 (1), pp. 3–11, 2007, ISSN: 1749-5016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Amygdala, Empathy, Fear conditioning, fMRI, Obsfear procedure, Social learning

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2020

Vieira, J B; Schellhaas, S; Enström, E; Olsson, A

Help or flight? Increased threat imminence promotes defensive helping in humans Journal Article

Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2020.

Links | BibTeX

Pärnamets, P; Espinosa, L; Olsson, A

Physiological synchrony predicts observational threat learning in humans Journal Article

Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2020, ISSN: 1471-2954.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

2017

Debiec, J; Olsson, A

Social fear learning: From animal models to human function Journal Article

Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

Nilsonne, G; Tamm, S; Golkar, A; Sörman, K; Howner, K; Kristiansson, M; Olsson, A; Ingvar, M; Petrovic, P

Effects of 25 mg oxazepam on emotional mimicry and empathy for pain: A randomized controlled experiment Journal Article

Royal Society Open Science, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

2016

Balkenius, C; Cañamero, L; Pärnamets, P; Johansson, B; Butz, M V; Olsson, A

Outline of a sensory-motor perspective on intrinsically moral agents Journal Article

Adaptive Behavior, 24 (5), pp. 306-319, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

Olsson, A; Kopsida, E; Sorjonen, K; Savic, I

Testosterone and estrogen impact social evaluations and vicarious emotions: A double-blind placebo-controlled study Journal Article

Emotion, 16 (4), pp. 515-523, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

2015

Kleberg, J L; Selbing, I; Lundqvist, D; Hofvander, B; Olsson, A

Spontaneous eye movements and trait empathy predict vicarious learning of fear Journal Article

International Journal of Psychophysiology, 98 (3), pp. 577–583, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

2007

Olsson, A; Nearing, K I; Phelps, E A

Learning fears by observing others: the neural systems of social fear transmission Journal Article

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2 (1), pp. 3–11, 2007, ISSN: 1749-5016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX