NARSAD Grant-Funded Research Identifies Where Empathy Originates in the Brain

Jin Fan, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, used his NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to help identify where human empathy is centered in the brain: the area known as the anterior insular cortex. The research involved an international team and showed for the first time that this one area of the brain is the activity center of human



Area of the Brain That Processes Empathy Identified


Gu X, Gao Z, Wang X, Liu X, Knight RT, Hof PR, Fan J.