Rodent models for studying empathy

Cited 6 time in webofscience Cited 0 time in scopus
497 Viewed 35 Downloaded
Title
Rodent models for studying empathy
Author(s)
Sehoon Keum; Hee-Sup Shin
Publication Date
2016-11
Journal
NEUROBIOLOGY OF LEARNING AND MEMORY, v.135, no., pp.22 - 26
Publisher
ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE
Abstract
Empathy is the important capacity to recognize and share emotions with others. Recent evidence shows that rodents possess a remarkable affective sensitivity to the emotional state of others and that primitive forms of empathy exist in social lives of rodents. However, due to the ambiguous definitional boundaries between empathy, emotional contagion and other related terms, distinct components of empathic behaviors in rodents need to be clarified. Hence, we review recent experimental studies demonstrating that rodents are able to share emotions with others. Specifically, we highlight several behavioral models that examine different aspects of rodent empathic behaviors in response to the various distress of con specifics. Experimental approaches using rodent behavioral models will help elucidate the neural circuitry of empathy and its neurochemical association. Integrating these findings with corresponding experiments in humans will ultimately provide novel insights into therapeutic interventions for mental disorders associated with empathy. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
URI
https://pr.ibs.re.kr/handle/8788114/3035
ISSN
1074-7427
Appears in Collections:
Center for Cognition and Sociality(인지 및 사회성 연구단) > Journal Papers (저널논문)
Files in This Item:
173. Rodent models for studying empathy.pdfDownload

qrcode

  • facebook

    twitter

  • Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
해당 아이템을 이메일로 공유하기 원하시면 인증을 거치시기 바랍니다.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Browse