Compassion meditation enhances empathic accuracy and related neural activity.

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The ability to accurately infer others' mental states from facial expressions is important for optimal social functioning and is fundamentally impaired in social cognitive disorders such as autism. While pharmacologic interventions have shown promise for enhancing empathic accuracy, little is known about the effects of behavioral interventions on empathic… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/scan/nss095

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@article{Mascaro2013CompassionME, title={Compassion meditation enhances empathic accuracy and related neural activity.}, author={Jennifer S. Mascaro and James K. Rilling and Lobsang Tenzin Negi and Charles L. Raison}, journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience}, year={2013}, volume={8 1}, pages={48-55} }