Neural mechanisms of empathy in humans: a relay from neural systems for imitation to limbic areas.

@article{Carr2003NeuralMO,
  title={Neural mechanisms of empathy in humans: a relay from neural systems for imitation to limbic areas.},
  author={Laurie W. Carr and Marco Iacoboni and M C Dubeau and John C. Mazziotta and Gian Luigi Lenzi},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2003},
  volume={100 9},
  pages={5497-502}
}
How do we empathize with others? A mechanism according to which action representation modulates emotional activity may provide an essential functional architecture for empathy. The superior temporal and inferior frontal cortices are critical areas for action representation and are connected to the limbic system via the insula. Thus, the insula may be a… CONTINUE READING