Empathic neural responses are modulated by the perceived fairness of others

@article{Singer2006EmpathicNR,
  title={Empathic neural responses are modulated by the perceived fairness of others},
  author={Tania Singer and Ben Seymour and John P. O'Doherty and Klaas Enno Stephan and Raymond J. Dolan and Chris D. Frith},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={439},
  pages={466-469}
}
The neural processes underlying empathy are a subject of intense interest within the social neurosciences. [] Key Method We engaged male and female volunteers in an economic game, in which two confederates played fairly or unfairly, and then measured brain activity with functional magnetic resonance imaging while these same volunteers observed the confederates receiving pain. Both sexes exhibited empathy-related activation in pain-related brain areas (fronto-insular and anterior cingulate cortices) towards…
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