In short, we need to study interoception.
Next: Bud Craig.
2. The death of Mr. Lazarescu: Roger Ebert film review (hat tip to Carol Lynn Chevrier)
3. Neural systems supporting interoceptive awareness (Critchley et al 2004) open access
5. A unifying view of the basis of social cognition (Gallese, Keysers, Rizzolatti 2004) abstract
7. Somatosensation in social perception (Keysers, Kaas, Gazzola 2010) abstract
11. Stigmatization of Patients with Chronic Pain: The Extinction of Empathy (Cohen M, Quintner J, Buchanan D, Nielsen M, Guy L 2012) full text pdf
12. Emotions promote social interaction by synchronizing brain activity across individuals 
  • Sams 2012) open access