“Feeling” the pain of those who are different from us: Modulation of EEG in the mu/alpha range

Citation:

A., Perry, Bentin S., Ben-Ami Bartal I., Lamm C., and Decety J. ““Feeling” the pain of those who are different from us: Modulation of EEG in the mu/alpha range.” Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience 10 (2010): 493-504.

Abstract:

We explored how apparently painful stimuli and the ability to identify with the person on whom the pain is inflicted modulate EEG suppression in the mu/alpha range (8-12 Hz). In a 2 × 2 design, we presented pictures of hands either experiencing needle pricks or being touched by a Q-tip. In the dissimilar-other condition, the hand was assigned to a patient suffering from a neurological disease in which Q-tips inflicted pain, whereas needle pricks did not. In the similar-other condition, the hand was assigned to a patient who responded to stimulation in the same way as the healthy participant. Participants [...]

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