Subliminal presentation of other faces (but not own face) primes behavioral and evoked cortical processing of empathy for pain

  title={Subliminal presentation of other faces (but not own face) primes behavioral and evoked cortical processing of empathy for pain},
  author={A. Ib{\'a}{\~n}ez and Esteban Hurtado and A. Lobos and J. Escobar and J. Decety},
  journal={Brain Research},
  • A. Ibáñez, Esteban Hurtado, +2 authors J. Decety
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Brain Research
  • Current research on empathy for pain emphasizes the overlap in the neural response between the first-hand experience of pain and its perception in others. However, recent studies suggest that the perception of the pain of others may reflect the processing of a threat or negative arousal rather than an automatic pro-social response. It can thus be suggested that pain processing of other-related, but not self-related, information could imply danger rather than empathy, due to the possible threat… CONTINUE READING
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