Shalev, I., & Uzefovsky, F. (2020). Empathic disequilibrium in two different measures of empathy predicts autism traits in neurotypical population. Molecular Autism, 11(1). doi:10.1186/s13229-020-00362-1                 FULL TEXT

Geva N., Uzefovsky F., & Levy-Tzedek S. (2020) Touching the social robot PARO reduces pain perception and salivary oxytocin levels. Scientific Reports, 10(1).                FULL TEXT

Meidan, A., & Uzefovsky, F. (2020). Child maltreatment risk mediates the association between maternal and child empathy. Child Abuse & Neglect, 106, 104523. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104523              FULL TEXT

Abramson L., Uzefovsky, F., & Knafo-Noam, A. (in press). What do we (not) know about the genetics of empathy. Invited chapter in Decety, J. (Ed.). The social brain: A developmental perspective, MIT Press, Cambridge.

Simantov T., Lombardo M., Baron-Cohen S.,& Uzefovsky F. (in press) Self-other distinction in autism. Invited chapter in Ochsner K. & Gilead M (Eds.) The Neural Bases of Mentalizing. Springer Press.


Abramson, L., Uzefovsky, F., Toccaceli, V., & Knafo-Noam, A. (2020). The genetic and environmental origins of emotional and cognitive empathy: Review and meta-analyses of twin studies. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.              FULL TEXT


Uzefovsky, F., Paz, Y., & Davidov, M. (2019). Young infants are pro‐victims, but it depends on the context. British Journal of Psychology. doi:10.1111/bjop.12402          FULL TEXT

Uzefovsky, F., Bethlehem, R. A., Shamay-Tsoory, S., Ruigrok, A., Holt, R., Spencer, M., Chura, L., Warrier, V., Chakrabarti, B., Bullmore, E., Suckling, J., Floris D. & Baron-Cohen S. (2019). The oxytocin receptor gene predicts brain activity during an emotion recognition task in autism. Molecular autism, 10(1), 12.         FULL TEXT

Warrier V., Grasby K., Uzefovsky F., Toro R., Smith P., Chakrabarti B., Khadake J., Mawbey-Adamson E., Litterman N., Hottenga J-J., Lubke G., Boomsma DI., Martin NG., Hatemi PK., Medland S., Hinds DA., Bourgeron T., and Baron-Cohen S. (2017). Genome-wide meta-analysis of cognitive empathy: heritability, and correlates with sex, neuropsychiatric conditions and cognition. Molecular Psychiatry. doi: 10.1038/mp.2017.122      FULL TEXT


Hassidim A., Korach T., Shreberk-Hassidim R., Thomaidou E, Uzefovsky F., Ayal S., Ariely D. (2017). Electronic medical records passwords, are they really private? Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research. doi: 10.4258/hir.2017.23.3.176.

Uzefovsky F.  & Baron-Cohen S. (2016). Role taking. In Bornstein M.H. (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. SAGE Publications, Inc    FULL TEXT

Uzefovsky F. & Knafo-Noam A. (2016). Empathy development throughout the lifespan. In Sommerville J. & Decety J., editors. Social Cognition Volume: Frontiers in Developmental Science Series (Psychology Press | Taylor and Francis Group). FULL TEXT


Uzefovsky F., Allison C., Smith P., Baron-Cohen S. (2016) The Go/No-Go task online:  inhibitory control deficits in autism in a large sample. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2788-3    FULL TEXT

Uzefovsky F., Doring A., Knafo-Noam A. (2015) Values in middle childhood: social and genetic contributions. Social Development. doi: 10.1111/sode.12155    FULL TEXT


Decety J., Bartal IB-A., Uzefovsky F., Knafo-Noam A. (2015) Empathy as a driver of prosocial behaviour: Highly conserved neurobehavioural mechanisms across species. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society – Biology. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0077  FULL TEXT


Ben-Israel S., Uzefovsky F., Knafo-Noam A. (2015) Dopamine D4 receptor polymorphism and sex interact to predict children’s affective knowledge. Frontiers in Psychology 6:846. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00846.   FULL TEXT


Knafo-Noam A., Uzefovsky F., Israel S., Davidov M., Zahn-Waxler C. (2015) The prosocial personality and its facets: genetic and environmental architecture of mother-reported behavior of 7-year old twins. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 12.   FULL TEXT


Uzefovsky F., Israel S., Shalev I., Knafo-Noam A., Ebstein RP. (2015) Oxytocin Receptor and Vasopressin receptor 1a genes are respectively associated with emotional and cognitive empathy. Hormones and Behavior, 67, 60-65.  FULL TEXT


Israel-Cohen Y., Uzefovsky F., Kashy-Rosenbaum G., Kaplan O. (2015) Gratitude and PTSD symptoms among Israeli youth exposed to missile attacks: examining the mediation of positive and negative affect and life satisfaction. The Journal of Positive Psychology 10(2), 99-106.   FULL TEXT

Uzefovsky F., Shalev I., Israel S., Edelman S., Raz Y., Perach-Bloom N., Mankuta D., Shamay-Tsoory S., Knafo A., Ebstein RP. (2014) The dopamine D4 receptor gene shows a gender-sensitive association with cognitive empathy: evidence from two independent samples. Emotion 14(4), 712-721.   FULL TEXT

Mayseless N., Uzefovsky F., Shalev I., Ebstein RP., Shamay-Tsoory S. (2013) The association between creativity and the 7R polymorphism in the dopamine receptor D4 gene (DRD4). Frontiers in Neuroscience, 7, 502.       FULL TEXT


Granot R., Uzefovsky F., Bogopolsky H., Ebstein RP. (2013) Effects of Arginine Vasopressin on musical short-term memory. Frontiers in Psychology 4.        FULL TEXT


Ebsten RP., Shalev I., Israel S., Uzefovsky F., Avinun R., Knafo A., Mankuta D., Yirmiya N. (2013) Oxytocin and vasopressin in human sociality and social psychopathologies.  In Oxytocin, Vasopressin and Related Peptides in the Regulation of Behavior (pp. 343-366). Cambridge University Press.   FULL TEXT


Knafo A. & Uzefovsky F. (2013). Variation in empathy: the interplay of genetic and environmental factors. In The Infant mind: Origins of the Social Brain. (pp. 97-120). Guilford Publications, Inc.         FULL TEXT


Pener-Tessler R., Avinun R., Uzefovsky F., Edelman S., Ebstein RP. Knafo A. (2013) Boys' serotonin transporter genotype affects maternal behavior through self-control: A case of evocative gene–environment correlation. Development and Psychopathology 25(01), 151-162.     FULL TEXT

Edelman S., Shalev I., Uzefovsky F., Israel S., Knafo A., Kremer I., Mankuta D., Kaitz M., Ebsten RP. (2012) Epigenetic and genetic factors predict women’s salivary cortisol following a threat to the social self. PLoS ONE 7(11), e48597.           FULL TEXT


Uzefovsky F., Shalev I., Israel S., Knafo A., Ebstein RP. (2012) Vasopressin selectively impairs 'mind reading' abilities in men. Psychoneuroendocrinology 37(4), 576-580.         FULL TEXT

Shalev I., Israel S., Uzefovsky F., Gritsenko I., Kaitz M., Ebstein RP. (2011) Vasopressin needs an audience: neuropeptide elicited stress responses are contingent upon perceived social evaluative threats. Hormones and Behavior 60(1), 121-127.   FULL TEXT

Perry A., Bentin S., Shalev I., Israel S., Uzefovsky F., Bar-On D., Ebstein RP. (2010) Intranasal oxytocin modulates EEG mu/alpha & beta rhythms during perception of biological motion. Psychoneuroendocrinology 35(10), 1446-1453.  FULL TEXT

Ebstein RP., Israel S., Lerer E., Uzefovsky F., Shalev I., Gritsenko I., Riebold M., Salomon S., Yirmiya N. (2009) Arginine vasopressin and oxytocin modulate human social behavior. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1167(1), 87-102.  FULL TEXT


Shalev, I., Lerer, E., Israel, S., Uzefovsky, F., Gritsenko, I., Mankuta, D., Kaitz, M. & Ebstein, R. P. (2009). Individual Differences in Reactivity to Social Stress in the Laboratory and Its Mediation by Common Genetic Polymorphisms. Stress-From Molecules to Behavior: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Neurobiology of Stress Responses, 93-116.


Israel S., Lerer E., Shalev I., Uzefovsky F., Riebold M., Laiba E., Bachner-Melman R., Maril A., Bornstein G., Knafo A., Ebstein RP. (2009) The oxytocin receptor (OXTR) contributes to prosocial fund allocations in the Dictator Game and the Social Value Orientations task. PLoS ONE 4(5), e5535.


Shalev, I., Lerer, E., Salomon, I., Uzefovsky, F., Gritsenko, I., Mankuta, D., Kaitz, M., Ebstein, R. P. (2009) BDNF Val66Met polymorphism is associated with HPA axis reactivity to psychological stress characterized by genotype and gender interactions.  Psychoneuroendocrinology 34(3), 382-388.

Israel S., Lerer E., Shalev I., Uzefovsky F., Reibold M., Bachner-Melman R., Granot R., Bornstein G., Knafo A., Yirmiya N., Ebstein RP. (2008) Molecular genetic studies of the arginine vasopressin 1a receptor (AVPR1a) and the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) in human behaviour: from autism to altruism with some notes in between. In Neumann ID, Landgraf R, editors. (pp 435-449). Progress in Brain Research: Elsevier


Knafo, A., Israel, S., Darvasi, A., Bachner-Melman, R., Uzefovsky, F., Cohen, L., Feldman, E., Lerer, E., Laiba, E., Raz, Y. (2008)  Individual differences in allocation of funds in the dictator game associated with length of the arginine vasopressin 1a receptor (AVPR1a) RS3 promoter-region and correlation between RS3 length and hippocampal mRNA. Genes Brain and Behavior 7(3), 266-75.


Shalev, I., Lerer, E., Israel, S., Uzefovsky, F., Gritsenko, I., Mankuta, D., Kaitz, M., Ebstein, R.P. (2008). Individual differences in reactivity to social stress in the laboratory and its mediation by common genetic polymorphisms. In: Stress-From Molecules to Behavior: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Neurobiology of Stress Responses. (pp. 93-116) Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.



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