Constructing Memory, Imagination, and Empathy: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective

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Gaesser, Brendan (2013)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, volume 3 (issn: 1664-1078, eissn: 1664-1078)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00576, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00576/full, pmc: PMC3579581
  • Subject: episodic memory | empathy | Hypothesis and Theory | prosocial behavior | Psychology | BF1-990 | mental simulation | imagination | functional magnetic resonance imaging | episodic simulation | Neuroimaging

Studies on memory, imagination, and empathy have largely progressed in isolation. Consequently, humans’ empathic tendencies to care about and help other people are considered independent of our ability to remember and imagine events. Despite this theoretical autonomy, w... View more
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