Tag Archive for: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

New study highlights importance of close relationships

Posted by Fariss Samarrai-Virginia U. VIRGINIA (US) — We are hardwired to feel empathy because we closely associate people who are dear to us—friends, spouses, lovers—with our very selves, brain scans show. “With familiarity, other people become part of ourselves,” says James Coan, University of Virginia psychology professor who used functional magnetic resonance imaging brain […]