Insula and somatosensory cortical myelination and iron markers underlie individual differences in empathy

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Allen, Micah; Frank, Darya; Glen, James C.; Fardo, Francesca; Callaghan, Martina F.; Rees, Geraint;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
  • Journal: Scientific Reports,volume 7 (issn: 2045-2322, eissn: 2045-2322)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1038/srep43316, pmc: PMC5335674
  • Subject: IN-VIVO | INTERINDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES | EMOTIONAL EMPATHY | SPOILED FLASH | NEURAL RESPONSES | STRUCTURAL BASIS | Article | General | /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1000 | Science & Technology, Multidisciplinary Sciences, Science & Technology - Other Topics, MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS BRAIN, VARYING FLIP ANGLES, SPINAL-CORD-INJURY, MAGNETIZATION-TRANSFER, IN-VIVO, INTERINDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, EMOTIONAL EMPATHY, NEURAL RESPONSES, STRUCTURAL BASIS, SPOILED FLASH | VARYING FLIP ANGLES | SPINAL-CORD-INJURY | MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS BRAIN | MAGNETIZATION-TRANSFER

<p>Empathy is a key component of our ability to engage and interact with others. In recent years, the neural mechanisms underlying affective and cognitive empathy have garnered intense interest. This work demonstrates that empathy for others depends upon a distributed n... View more