October 2012 - CBCT in the New York Daily News

According to a study announced Thursday, a meditation program that focuses on compassion was found to boost a person's ability to read the facial expressions of others as well as activate regions in the brain that help us be more empathic. "It's an intriguing result, suggesting that a behavioral intervention could enhance a key aspect of empathy," says lead author Jennifer Mascaro of Emory University in the US state of Georgia. "Previous research has shown that both children and adults who are better at reading the emotional expressions of others have better relationships.

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