Exposure to violence reduces empathetic responses to other's pain.

Abstract

Past researches showed that empathy for pain not only triggers a resonance mechanism between other and self, but also is modulated by contextual factors. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, the present study demonstrated that short-term media violence exposure reduced both pain ratings and also the activation of anterior insula and anterior mid… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2013.04.005

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