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USC Researchers Explore the Source of Empathy in the Brain

July 18, 2011

image of a brain According to a new study from the University of Southern California, even failing to possess a full complement of limbs will not stop your brain from understanding what it is like for someone else to experience pain in one of them. It may, however, change the way your brain does so. Full Story

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