The neural components of empathy: predicting daily prosocial behavior.

@article{Morelli2014TheNC,
  title={The neural components of empathy: predicting daily prosocial behavior.},
  author={Sylvia A. Morelli and Lian T. Rameson and Matthew D. Lieberman},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={39-47}
}
Previous neuroimaging studies on empathy have not clearly identified neural systems that support the three components of empathy: affective congruence, perspective-taking, and prosocial motivation. These limitations stem from a focus on a single emotion per study, minimal variation in amount of social context provided, and lack of prosocial motivation assessment. In the current investigation, 32 participants completed a functional magnetic resonance imaging session assessing empathic responses… CONTINUE READING