Can we feel someone else's pain? Join Mysterious Ways for a live chat with Dr. Joel Salinas, a Harvard neurologist, on the subject.
Posted in , Jun 5, 2018
We’ve all heard those stories about husbands who pick up on their wives’ labor pains or get similar pregnancy cravings. But is sympathy pain really a thing? Is it actually possible to feel another’s pain? And if so, what’s the spiritual point of it all?
To talk more about that topic, Dr. Joel Salinas, a Harvard neurologist who offered his perspective for the article, will be joining us for a live chat on our Facebook page on Saturday, June 9 at 11 a.m. ET.
Dr. Salinas is the author of Mirror Touch: Notes from a Doctor Who Can Feel Your Pain. He has mirror-touch synesthesia, a rare neurological condition that allows him to feel the pain of others. He’ll be talking about his experience as a doctor with synesthesia and also the science behind empathy and sympathy pains.
To leave a question for Dr. Salinas in advance, simply comment below or email us at [email protected].
Hope to see you on Facebook on Saturday, June 9!