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27 July 2011

Human brains wired to empathise

A person's brain works hard to empathise or understand what it's like to walk in other people's shoes, no matter how different they may be, a new study indicates.

A person's brain works hard to empathise or understand what it's like to walk in other people's shoes, no matter how different they may be, a new study indicates.

In conducting the study, USC researchers showed videos of hands, feet and a mouth doing "tasks" to a woman who was born without arms or legs, as well as 13 typically developed women. The participants were also shown videos of injections being given on certain parts of the body.

Women are more empathetic

 
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