Study reveals women have higher activation in sensory areas of the brain associated with pain compared to males when witnessing another person suffering.
Antidepressants for major depressive disorder reduce the aversive response triggered by exposure to the suffering of others. Findings suggest antidepressants may lead to impaired empathy of pain perception.
Part of the brain associated with empathy showed stronger activation when study participants watched the suffering of hateful people, as opposed to those who were more likable, researchers discover.
For kids with poor social skills, musical lessons can help them become more socially adept, a new study reports.
Findings could provide new insight into the role of the anterior cingulate cortex in empathy and social behavior disorders, including autism.
Playing with dolls as a small child helps develop social skills and empathy. Doll play activates the posterior superior temporal sulcus, an area of the brain associated with social processing and behaviors.
Encouraging empathy helps to improve creativity in school-aged children, a new study reveals.
A new study reveals compassion meditation training may reduce distress when witnessing the suffering of others and improve the ability to respond with compassion.
A new study reports parental views on justice have an impact on the moral development of their infants.