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Table 3. 

Shared Mentalizing Connectivity

Region
Hemisphere
SM > SP
Cluster Size
OM > OP
BA
MNI (x,y,z)
t
BA
MNI (x,y,z)
t
(A) vMPFC Connectivity [SM > SP] and [OM > OP] 
Pre-SMA/SMA/cACC 32 −8, 14, 42 4.47 431 32 −8, 14, 48 4.9 
32 8, 18, 40 3.5 
10, 8, 48 3.21 
SI/MI −36, −28, 52 3.22 441 −46, −22, 52 5.3 
−48, −24, 54 3.08 −38, −22, 60 4.86 
−40, −30, 60 3.07 −38, −34, 50 4.63 
FO 48 −44, 16, 22 3.02 46 44 −46, 10, 26 4.67 
PMv −56, 2, 32 2.85 38 −56, 0, 30 3.77 
−48, 0, 32 3.7 
PMd −32, −6, 46 3.57 91 −36, −4, 52 4.43 
TP 38 −40, 22, −18 3.66 122 38 −42, 26, −18 4.68 
38 −50, 26, −14 3.28 38 −52, 28, −12 4.45 
Visual cortex/cerebellum 18 −28, −84, −14 3.08 383 19 −34, −84, −22 4.02 
19 −42, −78, −14 2.71 19 −34, −78, −14 3.93 
18 −22, −88, −12 3.81 
Visual cortex/cerebellum 19 32, −82, −8 3.02 93 18 20, −84, −12 4.39 
18 22, −84, −10 2.85 18 26, −86, −18 4.2 
19 32, −84, −18 2.57 19 36, −82, −18 3.74 
IPS −30, −56, 52 3.24 13 −32, −54, 48 3.25 
 
(B) PCC Connectivity [SM > SP] and [OM > OP] 
Pre-SMA/SMA/cACC 32 −2, 14, 46 5.69 971 32 −4, 8, 48 5.63 
32 10, 10, 44 4.04 
6/24 −4, −6, 50 3.92 
SMA −4, −8, 66 2.67 18 −6, −6, 66 4.79 
SI/MI/IPS/PMd/PMv/FO/AI −44, −28, 52 7.51 4959 −38, −34, 48 6.52 
−52, 4, 36 6.79 −36, −8, 58 6.31 
−44, −4, 50 5.9 −44, 0, 42 6.25 
TP 38 −44, 18, −18 4.15 42 38 −40, 22, −22 3.58 
ATL 20 −44, 0, −40 3.71 52 20 −46, 0, −36 4.21 
20 −48, 6, −34 3.17 
Visual cortex/cerebellum 18 14, −86, −10 7.56 3691 18 −26, −90, −8 6.26 
18 −16, −90, 4 6.85 19 −34, −86, −14 6.08 
18 −8, −88, −10 6.66 19 −40, −80, 14 6.05 
MTG 21 −54, −44, 0 6.22 152 21 −58, −52, 4 4.94 
IPS 19 30, −66, 36 3.99 66 19 34, −66, 36 3.35 
dMPFC −10, 56, 30 2.84 12 10 −6, 56, 28 3.2 
 
(C) RTPJ Connectivity [SM > SP] and [OM > OP] 
Pre-SMA/SMA/MCC 32 −4, 12, 48 5.57 454 6/32 −4, 2, 52 3.68 
SI/MI/PMd/PMv/FO −40, −30, 58 5.62 1786 −46, −34, 50 4.9 
−48, −32, 50 4.78 48 −48, 16, 28 4.84 
−54, 6, 34 4.78 40 −38, −34, 46 4.62 
TP/AI/VLPFC 38 −44, 20, −12 4.25 496 38 −36, 22, −22 4.15 
47 −42, 26, −6 3.95 45 −52, 26, 0 3.15 
38 −46, 30, −12 2.79 
Visual cortex/cerebellum/IPS 18 10, −86, −6 7.36 5002 18 −8, −88, −12 4.93 
19 −34, −82, −20 6.18 18 −20, −88, −16 4.78 
18 −14, −88, −18 5.85 18 −26, −90, −10 4.76 
MTG 21 −52, −44, −2 4.84 269 21 −60, −52, 4 2.94 
Region
Hemisphere
SM > SP
Cluster Size
OM > OP
BA
MNI (x,y,z)
t
BA
MNI (x,y,z)
t
(A) vMPFC Connectivity [SM > SP] and [OM > OP] 
Pre-SMA/SMA/cACC 32 −8, 14, 42 4.47 431 32 −8, 14, 48 4.9 
32 8, 18, 40 3.5 
10, 8, 48 3.21 
SI/MI −36, −28, 52 3.22 441 −46, −22, 52 5.3 
−48, −24, 54 3.08 −38, −22, 60 4.86 
−40, −30, 60 3.07 −38, −34, 50 4.63 
FO 48 −44, 16, 22 3.02 46 44 −46, 10, 26 4.67 
PMv −56, 2, 32 2.85 38 −56, 0, 30 3.77 
−48, 0, 32 3.7 
PMd −32, −6, 46 3.57 91 −36, −4, 52 4.43 
TP 38 −40, 22, −18 3.66 122 38 −42, 26, −18 4.68 
38 −50, 26, −14 3.28 38 −52, 28, −12 4.45 
Visual cortex/cerebellum 18 −28, −84, −14 3.08 383 19 −34, −84, −22 4.02 
19 −42, −78, −14 2.71 19 −34, −78, −14 3.93 
18 −22, −88, −12 3.81 
Visual cortex/cerebellum 19 32, −82, −8 3.02 93 18 20, −84, −12 4.39 
18 22, −84, −10 2.85 18 26, −86, −18 4.2 
19 32, −84, −18 2.57 19 36, −82, −18 3.74 
IPS −30, −56, 52 3.24 13 −32, −54, 48 3.25 
 
(B) PCC Connectivity [SM > SP] and [OM > OP] 
Pre-SMA/SMA/cACC 32 −2, 14, 46 5.69 971 32 −4, 8, 48 5.63 
32 10, 10, 44 4.04 
6/24 −4, −6, 50 3.92 
SMA −4, −8, 66 2.67 18 −6, −6, 66 4.79 
SI/MI/IPS/PMd/PMv/FO/AI −44, −28, 52 7.51 4959 −38, −34, 48 6.52 
−52, 4, 36 6.79 −36, −8, 58 6.31 
−44, −4, 50 5.9 −44, 0, 42 6.25 
TP 38 −44, 18, −18 4.15 42 38 −40, 22, −22 3.58 
ATL 20 −44, 0, −40 3.71 52 20 −46, 0, −36 4.21 
20 −48, 6, −34 3.17 
Visual cortex/cerebellum 18 14, −86, −10 7.56 3691 18 −26, −90, −8 6.26 
18 −16, −90, 4 6.85 19 −34, −86, −14 6.08 
18 −8, −88, −10 6.66 19 −40, −80, 14 6.05 
MTG 21 −54, −44, 0 6.22 152 21 −58, −52, 4 4.94 
IPS 19 30, −66, 36 3.99 66 19 34, −66, 36 3.35 
dMPFC −10, 56, 30 2.84 12 10 −6, 56, 28 3.2 
 
(C) RTPJ Connectivity [SM > SP] and [OM > OP] 
Pre-SMA/SMA/MCC 32 −4, 12, 48 5.57 454 6/32 −4, 2, 52 3.68 
SI/MI/PMd/PMv/FO −40, −30, 58 5.62 1786 −46, −34, 50 4.9 
−48, −32, 50 4.78 48 −48, 16, 28 4.84 
−54, 6, 34 4.78 40 −38, −34, 46 4.62 
TP/AI/VLPFC 38 −44, 20, −12 4.25 496 38 −36, 22, −22 4.15 
47 −42, 26, −6 3.95 45 −52, 26, 0 3.15 
38 −46, 30, −12 2.79 
Visual cortex/cerebellum/IPS 18 10, −86, −6 7.36 5002 18 −8, −88, −12 4.93 
19 −34, −82, −20 6.18 18 −20, −88, −16 4.78 
18 −14, −88, −18 5.85 18 −26, −90, −10 4.76 
MTG 21 −52, −44, −2 4.84 269 21 −60, −52, 4 2.94 

Shared functional connectivity for mentalizing about the self and other for (A) vMPFC, (B) PCC, and (C) RTPJ seed regions. All coordinates are reported from the conjunction analysis of the overlap between the SM > SP PPI contrast and the OM > OP PPI contrast (p > .05, FDR-corrected threshold for each contrast).

SM = self-mentalizing; SP = self-physical; OM = other-mentalizing; OP = other-physical; vMPFC = ventromedial prefrontal cortex; PCC = posterior cingulate cortex/precuneus; pre-SMA = presupplementary motor area; cACC = caudal ACC; dMPFC = dorsomedial prefrontal cortex; SI/MI = primary sensorimotor cortex; VLPFC = ventrolateral prefrontal cortex; FO = frontal operculum; AI = anterior insula; PMv = ventral premotor cortex; PMd = dorsal premotor cortex; ATL = anterior temporal lobe; TP = temporal pole; IPS = intraparietal sulcus; MTG = middle temporal gyrus.

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