The Neural Bases for Empathy

@article{ShamayTsoory2011TheNB,
  title={The Neural Bases for Empathy},
  author={S. Shamay-Tsoory},
  journal={The Neuroscientist},
  year={2011},
  volume={17},
  pages={18 - 24}
}
Human empathy relies on the ability to share emotions as well as the ability to understand the other’s thoughts, desires, and feelings. Recent evidence points to 2 separate systems for empathy: an emotional system that supports our ability to empathize emotionally and a cognitive system that involves cognitive understanding of the other’s perspective. Converging evidence from neuroimaging and lesion studies shows that a neural network that includes the inferior frontal gyrus and the inferior… Expand
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