Compassion-based emotion regulation up-regulates experienced positive affect and associated neural networks.

  title={Compassion-based emotion regulation up-regulates experienced positive affect and associated neural networks.},
  author={Haakon G. Engen and Tania Singer},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  volume={10 9},
Emotion regulation research has primarily focused on techniques that attenuate or modulate the impact of emotional stimuli. Recent evidence suggests that this mode regulation can be problematic in the context of regulation of emotion elicited by the suffering of others, resulting in reduced emotional connectedness. Here, we investigated the effects of an alternative emotion regulation technique based on the up-regulation of positive affect via Compassion-meditation on experiential and neural… CONTINUE READING
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