Talking about social conflict in the MRI scanner: Neural correlates of being empathized with

  title={Talking about social conflict in the MRI scanner: Neural correlates of being empathized with},
  author={Maria Seehausen and Philipp Kazzer and Malek Bajbouj and Hauke R. Heekeren and Arthur M. Jacobs and Gisela Klann-Delius and Winfried Menninghaus and Kristin Prehn},
This study investigated the emotional effects and neural correlates of being empathized with while speaking about a currently experienced real-life social conflict during fMRI. Specifically, we focused on the effects of cognitive empathy in the form of paraphrasing, a technique regularly used in conflict resolution. 22 participants underwent fMRI while being interviewed on their social conflict and receiving empathic or unempathic responses from the interviewer. Skin conductance response (SCR… CONTINUE READING
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