The brain basis of empathy and altruism in Psychological Science (Abigail Marsh & LSAN)

October 29, 2018 – See the write-up on this paper on the Georgetown website.

April 30, 2018 – Professor Abigail Marsh and members of the Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience have published a new paper in the journal Psychological Science.

Read the full paper online.


Brethel-Haurwitz, K. M., Cardinale, E. M., Vekaria, K. M., Robertson, E. L., Walitt, B., VanMeter, J. W., & Marsh, A. A. (2018). Extraordinary altruists exhibit enhanced self-other overlap in neural responses to distress. In press, Psychological Science