Can Music Increase Empathy? Interpreting Musical Experience Through The Empathizing-Systemizing (E-S) Theory: Implications For Autism

  title={Can Music Increase Empathy? Interpreting Musical Experience Through The Empathizing-Systemizing (E-S) Theory: Implications For Autism},
  author={David M. Greenberg and Peter J. Rentfrow and Simon Baron-Cohen},
  journal={Empirical Musicology Review},
Recent research has provided evidence that musical interaction can promote empathy. Yet little is known about the underlying intrapersonal and social psychological processes that are involved when this occurs. For example, which types of music increase empathy and which types decrease it; what role, if any, does empathy play in determining individual differences in musical preference, perception, and performance; or, how do these psychological underpinnings help explain the musical experiences… 

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