An, 2007; Fan and Han, 2008; Rameson et al., 2012). Having said that, Rameson et al. (2012) also observed that those individuals highest in trait empathy showed no reductions, neurally or experientially, under load. Additionally, Fan and Han (2008) demonstrated that an early element of empathic neural responses is unaffected by cognitive load, whereas a later element of empathic neural responses i