Reduced brain activation during social tasks by people with alexithymia. Mentalizing task and alexithymia. (Left) Decreased activity during the task. Rt MPFC; right medial prefrontal cortex. (Right) Correlation between MPFC activity and perspective taking scores. a) Correlation between alexithymia scores and activation in the anterior insula. Red: Autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), Blue: controls. Images are reproduced, with permission, from Ref.  for (a) ©, Ref.  for (b).