Characterization of Empathy Deficits following Prefrontal Brain Damage: The Role of the Right Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex

@article{ShamayTsoory2003CharacterizationOE,
  title={Characterization of Empathy Deficits following Prefrontal Brain Damage: The Role of the Right Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex},
  author={Simone G. Shamay-Tsoory and Rachel Tomer and Barry Berger and Judith Aharon-Peretz},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={15},
  pages={324-337}
}
Impaired empathic response has been described in patients following brain injury, suggesting that empathy may be a fundamental aspect of the social behavior disturbed by brain damage. However, the neuroanatomical basis of impaired empathy has not been studied in detail. The empathic response of patients with localized lesions in the prefrontal cortex (n = 25) was compared to responses of patients with posterior (n = 17) and healthy control subjects (n = 19). To examine the cognitive processes… 

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