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Transcranial magnetic stimulation highlights the sensorimotor side of empathy for pain
Pain is intimately linked with action systems that are involved in observational learning and imitation. Motor responses to one's own pain allow freezing or escape reactions and ultimately survival.Expand
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Empathy for pain and touch in the human somatosensory cortex.
Although feeling pain and touch has long been considered inherently private, recent neuroimaging and neurophysiological studies hint at the social implications of this experience. Here we usedExpand
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Racial Bias Reduces Empathic Sensorimotor Resonance with Other-Race Pain
Although social psychology studies suggest that racism often manifests itself as a lack of empathy, i.e., the ability to share and comprehend others' feelings and intentions, evidence forExpand
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Their pain is not our pain: Brain and autonomic correlates of empathic resonance with the pain of same and different race individuals
Recent advances in social neuroscience research have unveiled the neurophysiological correlates of race and intergroup processing. However, little is known about the neural mechanisms underlyingExpand
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The pain of a model in the personality of an onlooker: Influence of state-reactivity and personality traits on embodied empathy for pain
The study of inter-individual differences at behavioural and neural levels represents a new avenue for neuroscience. The response to socio-emotional stimuli varies greatly across individuals. ForExpand
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Stimulus-driven modulation of motor-evoked potentials during observation of others' pain
Empathy may allow interindividual sharing not only of emotions (e.g., joy, sadness, disgust) but also of sensations (e.g., touch, itching, pain). Although empathy for pain may rely upon both sensoryExpand
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Somatic and Motor Components of Action Simulation
Seminal studies in monkeys report that the viewing of actions performed by other individuals activates frontal and parietal cortical areas typically involved in action planning and execution. ThatExpand
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Absence of Embodied Empathy During Pain Observation in Asperger Syndrome
BACKGROUND Asperger syndrome (AS) is a neurodevelopmental condition within the autism spectrum conditions (ASC) characterized by specific difficulties in communication, social interaction, andExpand
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Low-frequency rTMS promotes use-dependent motor plasticity in chronic stroke
Objective: To investigate the long-term behavioral and neurophysiologic effects of combined time-locked repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and physical therapy (PT) intervention inExpand
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Simulating the future of actions in the human corticospinal system.
Perception of the final position of a moving object or creature is distorted forward along its actual or implied motion path, thus enabling anticipation of its forthcoming position. In a previousExpand
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