The perception of pain in others suppresses somatosensory oscillations: A magnetoencephalography study

@article{Cheng2008ThePO,
  title={The perception of pain in others suppresses somatosensory oscillations: A magnetoencephalography study},
  author={Yawei Cheng and Chia-Yen Yang and C. Lin and P. Lee and J. Decety},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2008},
  volume={40},
  pages={1833-1840}
}
Accumulating evidence demonstrates that similar neural circuits are activated during the first-hand experience of pain and the observation of pain in others. However, most functional MRI studies did not detect signal change in the primary somatosensory cortex during pain empathy. To test if the perception of pain in others involves the primary somatosensory cortex, neuromagnetic oscillatory activity was recorded from the primary somatosensory cortex in 16 participants while they observed static… Expand
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