Empathy and the action-perception resonances of basic socio-emotional systems of the brain

Jaak Panksepp*, Nakia Gordon, Jeff Burgdorf

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Mammalian brains contain a variety of self-centered socio-emotional systems. An understanding of how they interact with more recent cognitive structures may be essential for understanding empathy. Preston & de Waal have neglected this vast territory of proximal brain issues in their analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-44
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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