Brain Hard-Wired for Empathy: Study

  1. Dec 22, 2003 #1
    Brain Hard-Wired for Empathy: Study

    By Merritt McKinney

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Ever watched someone grimace after they sniffed a carton of sour milk? Even though you were spared a whiff of stinky milk, to your brain, you might as well have been sniffing the milk yourself, a report from Italy suggests.

    New research shows that when we see an expression of disgust on someone else's face, the same part of our brain -- the insula -- is activated as when we feel disgust ourselves.

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