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Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Department of Psychology, UCLA
1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563


Meyer, M. L. & Lieberman, M. D. (in press). Social working memory training improves perspective-taking accuracy. Social Psychological and Personality Science. (Download PDF)
Tabak, B. A., Meyer, M. L., Dutcher, J. M., Castle, E., Irwin, M. R., Lieberman, M. D., & Eisenberger, N. I. (in press). Oxytocin, but not vasopressin, impairs social cognitive ability among individuals with higher levels of social anxiety: A randomized controlled trial. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. (Download PDF)
Meyer, M. L., Taylor, S. E. & Lieberman, M. D. (2015). Social working memory and its distinctive link to social cognitive ability: An fMRI study. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 1-10. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsv065. (Download PDF)
Meyer, M. L., Williams, K. D. & Eisenberger, N. I. (2015). Why social pain can live on: Different neural mechanisms are associated with reliving social and physical pain, PLOS ONE, 10(6): e0128294.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128294. (Download PDF)
Spunt, R. P., Meyer, M. L., & Lieberman, M. D. (2015). The default mode of human brain function primes the intentional stance. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(6), 1116-1124. (Download PDF)
Meyer, M. L., Masten, C. L., Ma, Y., Wang, C., Shi, Z., Eisenberger, N. I., Lieberman, M. D. & Han, S. (2015). Differential neural activation to friends and strangers links interdependence to empathy. Culture & Brain, 3(1), 21-38. (Download PDF)
Tabak, B. A., Meyer, M. L., Castle, E., Dutcher, J. M., Irwin, M. R., Han, J. H., Lieberman, M. D., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2015). Vasopressin, but not oxytocin, increases empathic concern among individuals who received higher levels of paternal warmth: a randomized controlled trial. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 51, 253-261.(Download PDF)
Dumontheil, I., Jensen, S. G, Wood, N. W., Meyer, M. L., Lieberman, M. D., & Blakemore, S.-J. (2014). Preliminary investigation of the influence of dopamine regulating genes on social working memory. Social Neuroscience, 9(5), 437-451. (Download PDF)
Meyer, M. L., Way, B. M., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2013). Broadening the scope of cultural neuroscience. [Commentary on Chaio et al.] Psychological Inquiry, 24, 47-52. (Download PDF)
Meyer, M. L. & Lieberman, M. D. (2012). Social working memory: Neurocognitive networks and directions for future research. Frontiers in Psychology, 3. (Download PDF)
Meyer, M. L., Spunt, R. P., Berkman, E. T., Taylor, S. E., & Lieberman, M. D. (2012). Evidence for social working memory from a parametric functional MRI study. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 1883-1888. (Download PDF)
Meyer., M. L., Masten, C. L., Ma, Y., Wang, C., Shi, Z., Eisenberger, N. I., & Han, S. (2012). Empathy for the social suffering of friends and strangers recruits distinct patterns of brain activity, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, doi: 10.1093/scan/nss019. (Download PDF)
Meyer, M. L., Berkman, E. T., Karremans, J. C. & Lieberman, M. D. (2010). Incidental regulation of attraction: The neural basis of the derogation of alternatives in romantic relationships. Emotion & Cognition, 25, 490-505. (Download PDF)
Meyer, M. L., Wu, S., Geary, D. & Menon, V. (2010). Differential contribution of specific working memory components to mathematical skills in 2nd and 3rd graders. Learning and Individual Differences, 20, 101-109.(Download PDF)
Decety, J. & Meyer, M. (2008). From emotion resonance to empathic understanding: A developmental neuroscience account. Development and Psychopathology, 20, 1053-1080. (Download PDF)
Wu, S., Meyer, M., Maeda, U., Salimpoor, V., Tomiyama, S., Geary, D., & Menon, V. (2008). Standardized assessment of strategy use, working memory, and math performance in early mental arithmetic. Developmental Neuropsychology, 33(3), 365-363. (Download PDF)
Decety, J. & Meyer, M. L. (2009). Imitation as a stepping stone to empathy. In M. de Hann and M. Gunnar. The Handbook of Developmental Social Neuroscience (pp. 142-158). New York: Guilford Publications.