Brain imaging study reveals blunted empathic response to others’ pain when following orders

A brain imaging study has found that inflicting pain on another person in compliance with an order is accompanied by reduced activation in parts of the brain associated with the perception of others’ pain. The study was published in NeuroImage. There exists a well-documented psychological phenomenon where people will go to great lengths to comply … Continue reading Brain imaging study reveals blunted empathic response to others’ pain when following orders