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Doctor’s rare trait allows him to feel what patients feel

  • COURTESY JOEL SALINAS

    Joel Salinas is a neurologist and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston who has mirror-touch synesthesia, a rare trait of heightened empathy that allows him to physically feel other people’s pain and pleasure.

Massachusetts General Hospital neurologist and clinical researcher Joel Salinas has mirror-touch synesthesia, a rare trait of heightened empathy. Read more

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