This is a review of a research paper published in 2010 in the open access journal PLOSone. I think its a pretty cool piece of research and thought you might too.

Title: The Brain Functional Networks Associated to Human and Animal Suffering Differ among Omnivores, Vegetarians and Vegans

Authors: Massimo Filippi, Gianna Riccitelli, Andrea Falini, Francesco Di Salle, Patrik Vuilleumier, Giancarlo Comi, Maria A. Rocca

Journal: PLOSone

Date Published: May 26, 2010

URLhttp://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0010847

Paper Access

Free full-text access

Research Type

Peer-reviewed research

References

Below you can find the references for claims that were made or things that you might like to look into further:

#1 – Empathy and prosocial behaviour (http://goo.gl/swqCbR)
#2 – The functional architecture of human empathy (https://goo.gl/u7BVJw)
#3 – Empathy and attitudes (http://goo.gl/a5lAlc)
#4 – Empathy and attitudes (http://goo.gl/ySLCLI)
#5 – Empathy Quotient Test (https://goo.gl/bbhjFc)