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Automatic mimicry reactions as related to differences in emotional empathy

Sonnby-Borgström, Marianne LU (2002) In Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 43(5). p.433-443
Abstract
The hypotheses were based on conceiving of automatic mimicking as involved in emotio¬nal empathy. Mimicry reactions (EMG) in high- and low-empathy subjects were studied when subjects were exposed to pictures of angry or happy faces. The degree of corre¬sponden¬ce between subjects’ facial EMG reactions and their self-reported feelings was compared. The comparisons were made at different stimulus exposure times in order to elicit reactions at different levels of information processing. The high-empathy subjects were found to have a higher degree of mimicking behavior than the low-empathy subjects at short exposure times (17 – 40 milliseconds) and they showed a higher correspondence between facial expressions and self-reported feelings.
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Empathy, emotional contagion, facial expression, automatic reactions, microgenesis, unconscious processing
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Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
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43
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5
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433 - 443
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1467-9450
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10.1111/1467-9450.00312
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English
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  author       = {Sonnby-Borgström, Marianne},
  issn         = {1467-9450},
  keyword      = {Empathy,emotional contagion,facial expression,automatic reactions,microgenesis,unconscious processing},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {433--443},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Psychology},
  title        = {Automatic mimicry reactions as related to differences in emotional empathy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9450.00312},
  volume       = {43},
  year         = {2002},
}