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I feel you: Emotional mirror neurons found in the rat

I feel you: Emotional mirror neurons found in the rat

Researchers have found that the rat brain activates the same cells when they observe the pain of others as when they experience pain themselves. In addition, without activity of these 'mirror neurons,' the animals no longer share the pain of others. Finding the neural basis for sharing the emotions of others is an exciting step towards understanding empathy.

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