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Extraordinary altruism and transcending the self

Abstract:
Longstanding psychological theories posit a link between empathy and altruism. A new study of anonymous kidney donors finds these 'extraordinary altruists' show an increased overlap in neural responses to pain for self and others. These findings, alongside other recent studies of altruism, shed new light on the nature of selflessness.
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.tics.2018.09.003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Trends in Cognitive Sciences Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
12
Pages:
1071-1073
Publication date:
2018-09-28
Acceptance date:
2018-09-17
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EISSN:
1879-307X
ISSN:
1364-6613
Pubs id:
pubs:923478
URN:
uri:e4130522-117c-4e79-8498-525b17f8094b
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uuid:e4130522-117c-4e79-8498-525b17f8094b
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pubs:923478

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