The functional architecture of human empathy.

@article{Decety2004TheFA,
  title={The functional architecture of human empathy.},
  author={Jean Decety and Philip L. Jackson},
  journal={Behavioral and cognitive neuroscience reviews},
  year={2004},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={
          71-100
        }
}
  • J. Decety, P. Jackson
  • Published 1 June 2004
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral and cognitive neuroscience reviews
Empathy accounts for the naturally occurring subjective experience of similarity between the feelings expressed by self and others without loosing sight of whose feelings belong to whom. Empathy involves not only the affective experience of the other person's actual or inferred emotional state but also some minimal recognition and understanding of another's emotional state. In light of multiple levels of analysis ranging from developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive neuroscience… 

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