The compassionate brain: humans detect intensity of pain from another's face.

@article{Saarela2007TheCB,
  title={The compassionate brain: humans detect intensity of pain from another's face.},
  author={M. Saarela and Yevhen Hlushchuk and A. Williams and M. Sch{\"u}rmann and E. Kalso and R. Hari},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          230-7
        }
}
Understanding another person's experience draws on "mirroring systems," brain circuitries shared by the subject's own actions/feelings and by similar states observed in others. Lately, also the experience of pain has been shown to activate partly the same brain areas in the subjects' own and in the observer's brain. Recent studies show remarkable overlap between brain areas activated when a subject undergoes painful sensory stimulation and when he/she observes others suffering from pain. Using… Expand
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