Neural Correlates of Receiving an Apology and Active Forgiveness: An fMRI Study

@inproceedings{Strang2014NeuralCO,
  title={Neural Correlates of Receiving an Apology and Active Forgiveness: An fMRI Study},
  author={Sabrina Strang and Verena Utikal and Urs Fischbacher and Bernd Weber and Armin Falk},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
Interpersonal conflicts are a common element of many social relationships. One possible process in rebuilding social relationships is the act of apologizing. Behavioral studies have shown that apologies promote forgiveness. However, the neural bases of receiving an apology and forgiveness are still unknown. Hence, the aim of the present fMRI study was to investigate brain processes involved in receiving an apology and active forgiveness of an ambiguous offense. We asked one group of… CONTINUE READING