Empathy : A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Approach

  title={Empathy : A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Approach},
  author={Lian T. Rameson and Matthew D. Lieberman},
There has been recent widespread interest in the neural underpinnings of the experience of empathy. In this review, we take a social cognitive neuroscience approach to understanding the existing literature on the neuroscience of empathy. A growing body of work suggests that we come to understand and share in the experiences of others by commonly recruiting the same neural structures both during our own experience and while observing others undergoing the same experience. This literature… CONTINUE READING


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