I suffer more from your pain when you act like me: Being imitated enhances affective responses to seeing someone else in pain

Lize De Coster*, Bruno Verschuere, Liesbet Goubert, Manos Tsakiris, Marcel Brass

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-532
JournalCognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013


  • Imitation
  • Empathy for pain
  • Shared representations
  • Startle blink reflex
  • Skin conductance
  • Rubber hand illusion

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