Multidimensional assessment of empathic abilities: neural correlates and gender differences.

@article{Derntl2010MultidimensionalAO,
  title={Multidimensional assessment of empathic abilities: neural correlates and gender differences.},
  author={Birgit Derntl and Andreas Finkelmeyer and Simon B. Eickhoff and Thilo Kellermann and Dania I Falkenberg and Frank Schneider and Ute Habel},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={67-82}
}
Empathy is a multidimensional construct and comprises the ability to perceive, understand and feel the emotional states of others. Gender differences have been reported for various aspects of emotional and cognitive behaviors including theory of mind. However, although empathy is not a single ability but a complex behavioral competency including different components, most studies relied on single aspects of empathy, such as perspective taking or emotion perception. To extend those findings we… CONTINUE READING
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