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Overlapping Neural Response to Pain or Harm of People, Animals, and Nature

Dr. Vani Mathur and Associates recently conducted a study to investigate the neural overlap distinction in neural response to pain inflicted on humans versus animals and nature. During this study participants were shown different scenes while they underwent an fMRI. This study was conducted in order to establish the known groups of images that should evoke empathy and establishing that there was brain activity associated with the perception of pain. Read Full Story