Multi-level comparison of empathy in schizophrenia: an fMRI study of a cartoon task.

@article{Lee2010MultilevelCO,
  title={Multi-level comparison of empathy in schizophrenia: an fMRI study of a cartoon task.},
  author={Seung Jae Lee and Do Hyung Kang and Chi-Won Kim and Bon Mi Gu and Ji-Young Park and Chi-Hoon Choi and Na young Shin and Jong-Min Lee and Jun Soo Kwon},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2010},
  volume={181 2},
  pages={121-9}
}
Empathy deficits might play a role in social dysfunction in schizophrenia. However, few studies have investigated the neuroanatomical underpinnings of the subcomponents of empathy in schizophrenia. This study investigated the hemodynamic responses to three subcomponents of empathy in patients with schizophrenia (N=15) and healthy volunteers (N=18), performing an empathy cartoon task during functional magnetic resonance imaging. The experiment used a block design with four conditions: cognitive… CONTINUE READING