Neural correlates of feeling sympathy.

@article{Decety2003NeuralCO,
  title={Neural correlates of feeling sympathy.},
  author={Jean Decety and Thierry Chaminade},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={127-38}
}
Positron emission tomography (PET) was used to investigate the neural correlates of feeling sympathy for someone else (i.e. the affinity, association, or relationship between persons wherein whatever affects one similarly affects the other). While undergoing PET scans, subjects were presented with a series of video-clips showing individuals (who were semi-professional stage actors) telling sad and neutral stories, as if they had personally experienced them. These stories were told with either… CONTINUE READING
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