An interactive neuroscience map of brain activity is showing how different parts of the brain are activated when people are in different states of mind.
The results of the study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggest that people who are highly empathetic have the greatest neural activity.
The paper also showed that empathy can be improved by engaging in “emotional contagion,” when people interact with each other.
The study, led by PNAS postdoctoral researcher Mark Rosenbaum, shows that the neural activity of the left prefrontal cortex (LPC) and the left amygdala (BA) is linked to emotions and the emotions that people feel when they interact with others.
Rosenbaum and his colleagues recruited 39 people to complete a battery of tasks that involved watching video clips of faces and objects that they could easily pick out.
In one of the videos, a woman who looked similar to a picture of a human child was holding a baby.
The woman then held the child in a different position, and the baby was shown a picture that the woman was holding, and then the child was shown another picture of the same person, and so on.
In all of these cases, the researchers measured how people reacted to the mother holding the baby, and how the baby responded to the woman holding it.
The researchers also asked the participants to rate how empathetically they felt when the mother held the baby.
When the participants were asked to judge how empathic the mother was, the LPC activity was significantly higher when she held the crying baby.
This is because the LCC is responsible for our ability to see emotions and feel them.
Rosenfeld said the study is important for understanding empathy in human beings.
“We are not doing this to create empathy, we are doing this for a good reason,” Rosenbaum told Ars.
“When people feel compassion for someone else, they are less likely to show empathy towards them.
That’s one reason why empathy is a difficult trait to develop.”
Rosenbaum said that in order to understand empathy in the human brain, we need to understand how it works.
“It is an essential part of how we understand empathy,” he said.
“There are a lot of things we don’t understand about how the human mind works, so when you start to understand that you start understanding how empathy is related to the brain.”
Rosenfeld also pointed out that empathy is an innate quality, so there’s no way to teach people how to become empathetics.
“Our findings are an important piece of evidence that empathy, like any other aspect of cognition, is a matter of learning,” he explained.
“I think it is really important for empathy to be learned and reinforced.”
The researchers believe that if we want to understand and improve empathy, empathy training is the best way to do it.
“The brain’s structure is designed to create a system that can learn and improve,” Rosenfeld told Ars, “and this is why training empathy is important. If we don