Category Archives: Cognitive empathy

Empathy May Be in the Eye of the Beholder

Empathy is talked about a lot these days. Against the backdrop of a global pandemic and a divisive political climate in the United States, calls for empathy have become louder and more urgent. We encourage empathy for those inflicted with … Continue reading

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An unpleasant emotional state reduces working memory capacity

Emotional states can guide the actions and decisions we make in our everyday life through their influence on cognitive processes such as working memory (WM). We investigated the long-lasting interference that an unpleasant emotional state had on goal-relevant WM representations … Continue reading

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On cognitive empathy

Cognitive empathy, defined as the ability to recognize what another person is thinking or feeling, and to predict their behaviour based on their mental states, is vital for interpersonal relationships, which in turn is a key contributor of wellbeing. Cognitive empathy is distinct from … Continue reading

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