How do you feel empathy?
Many scientists think mirror neurons help in empathising with other people. Studies show mirror neurons are active both when you see someone upset and when you feel upset. Other animals have mirror neurons, but they are probably not as sophisticated as ours. This may explain why we have the seemingly unique ability to empathise. Damaged mirror neurons have been linked to autism. People with autism can find it hard to empathise and this can impair their social behaviour.