The social neuroscience of empathy.

@article{Singer2009TheSN,
  title={The social neuroscience of empathy.},
  author={Tania Singer and Claus Lamm},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={1156},
  pages={81-96}
}
The phenomenon of empathy entails the ability to share the affective experiences of others. In recent years social neuroscience made considerable progress in revealing the mechanisms that enable a person to feel what another is feeling. The present review provides an in-depth and critical discussion of these findings. Consistent evidence shows that sharing the emotions of others is associated with activation in neural structures that are also active during the first-hand experience of that… CONTINUE READING
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