Articles about: empathy

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The smell of emotions

Neurobiology, 17-10-2020

It is well known that many animals communicate their emotional states by changing their body odor, but the role of the sense of smell in humans has been underestimated for many years. However, research indicates that communication of emotions through smells also occurs in us.

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Empathy in children. Piaget was not right.

Psychology, 09-01-2016

Are young children capable of empathy? The article describes the study of the 70s., where Helene Borke proves that, yes. Empathy is a fundamental process underlying the human interaction and communication. It seems as important for interpersonal development as intelligence for cognitive. By observations of spontaneous language of children, their behavior when they play, and coping with […]

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Neurobiology of empathy

Neurobiology, 22-11-2015

Psychology distinguishes between two types of empathy. From the perspective of emotions empathy is the ability to empathize emotional states of other people, but from the cognitive perspective – the ability to understand the beliefs, feelings and intentions of others. Empathy is a complex process, which involves at least two paths: “bottom-up” and “top-down”. The […]

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