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Mirror neurons, the insula, and empathy

  • Marco Iacoboni (a1) and Gian Luigi Lenzi (a2)
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  • Published online: 01 February 2002

Neurophysiological studies in monkeys and neuroimaging studies in humans support a model of empathy according to which there exists a shared code between perception and production of emotion. The neural circuitry critical to this mechanism is composed of frontal and parietal areas matching the observation and execution of action, and interacting heavily with the superior temporal cortex. Further, this cortical system is linked to the limbic system by means of an anterior sector of the human insular lobe.

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