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From: The empathic brain and its dysfunction in psychiatric populations: implications for intervention across different clinical conditions

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When individuals attend to the pain of others (like in b), activation is detected in the anterior ACC and SMA (a, b) and anterior insula (c). Adapted from [57]. Neurophysiological research on pain points out a distinction between the sensory-discriminative aspect of pain processing and the affective-subjective one. These two aspects are underpinned by discrete yet interacting neural networks.

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