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  • Jailbreak Rat: Selfless Rodents Spring Their Pals and Share Their Sweets

    By Ferris Jabr, Scientific American An excerpt: The English language is not especially kind to rats. We say we "smell a rat" when something doesn't feel right, refer to stressful competition as the "rat race," and scorn traitors who "rat on" friends. But rats don't...
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  • Socially Awkward? Check Your Genes

    by Michael Torrice from Science "Some people can read your face and know you've had a bad day. Others seem oblivious. Now, researchers have pinpointed a genetic explanation for why some people are better empathizers than others. Empathy is crucial for our everyday social interactions. Neuroscientists...
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  • I feel your pain, even though I can't feel mine

    A recent article in Science News discusses a study about the psychological mechanisms mediating the relationship between pain and empathy. "In 1985, Monday Night Football fans looked on as Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann was sacked. The collision was so forceful that it snapped Theismann...
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PUBLICATIONS
  • An Integrated View of Empathy: Psychology, Philosophy, and Neuroscience (2009)

    Abstract: In this paper, we will examine and untangle a conflict mainly between a developmental psychologist, Martin Hoffman and a social psychologist, Daniel Batson. According to Hoffman, empathic distress, a vicarious feeling through empathy, is transformed into an altruistic motivation. Batson and...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • Empathy for Pain Involves the Affective but not Sensory Components of Pain (2004)

    Abstract: Our ability to have an experience of another's pain is characteristic of empathy . Using functional imaging, we assessed brain activity while volunteers experienced a painful stimulus and compared it to that elicited when they observed a signal indicating that their loved one—present in...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
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