New Publication: Common and distinct neural correlates of personal and vicarious reward: A quantitative meta-analysis.

Individuals experience reward not only when directly receiving positive outcomes (e.g., food or money), but also when observing others receive positive outcomes (i.e., vicarious reward). But do personally rewarding experiences and vicariously rewarding experiences draw on the same or different neural machinery? A new meta-analysis by Sylvia Morelli, Matthew Sacchet, and Jamil Zaki sheds light on the common and unique components of personal and vicarious reward and suggests new avenues for future research. For a complete list of SSNL publications, click here