Compassionate attitude towards others’ suffering activates the mesolimbic neural system

@article{Kim2009CompassionateAT,
  title={Compassionate attitude towards others’ suffering activates the mesolimbic neural system},
  author={Ji-woong Kim and Sung-Eun Kim and Jae-Jin Kim and Bumseok Jeong and Chang-Hyun Park and Ae Ree Son and Ji Eun Song and Seon Wan Ki},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2009},
  volume={47},
  pages={2073-2081}
}
Compassion is one of the essential components which enable individuals to enter into and maintain relationships of caring. Compassion tends to motivate us to help people who are emotionally suffering. It is also known that a feeling of intrinsic reward may occur as a result of experiencing compassion for others. We conducted this study to understand the neural nature of compassion for other people's emotional state. Twenty-one healthy normal volunteers participated in this study. We used a 2 x… Expand
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