You really can feel another person's pain

Many of us flinch when we see someone get injured.

Whether they cut their finger while chopping vegetables or accidentally stub their foot – it's common to grimace at the mere sight of their pain.

Most of us assume that we are just having an emotional response – not feeling pain ourselves. But, scientists have revealed that the same brain structures – the anterior insula and cingulate cortex – are activated, whether the pain is personally experienced or empathetic.

And so, even if a person doesn’t experience the injury themselves, they still experience similar symptoms to the person actually going through the pain, according to experts from Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences.

Source  - Daily Mail

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