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Research Article

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

  • Massimo Filippi mail,

    filippi.massimo@hsr.it

    Affiliations: Neuroimaging Research Unit, Institute of Experimental Neurology, Division of Neuroscience, Scientific Institute and University Hospital San Raffaele, Milan, Italy, Department of Neurology, Scientific Institute and University Hospital San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

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  • Gianna Riccitelli,

    Affiliation: Neuroimaging Research Unit, Institute of Experimental Neurology, Division of Neuroscience, Scientific Institute and University Hospital San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

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  • Andrea Falini,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuroradiology, Scientific Institute and University Hospital San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

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  • Francesco Di Salle,

    Affiliation: Maastricht Brain Imaging Center, Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands

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  • Patrik Vuilleumier,

    Affiliation: University Medical Center of Geneva, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Giancarlo Comi,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Scientific Institute and University Hospital San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

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  • Maria A. Rocca

    Affiliations: Neuroimaging Research Unit, Institute of Experimental Neurology, Division of Neuroscience, Scientific Institute and University Hospital San Raffaele, Milan, Italy, Department of Neurology, Scientific Institute and University Hospital San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

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  • Published: May 26, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010847

About the Authors

Massimo Filippi, Gianna Riccitelli, Maria A. Rocca
Neuroimaging Research Unit, Institute of Experimental Neurology, Division of Neuroscience, Scientific Institute and University Hospital San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
Massimo Filippi, Giancarlo Comi, Maria A. Rocca
Department of Neurology, Scientific Institute and University Hospital San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
Andrea Falini
Department of Neuroradiology, Scientific Institute and University Hospital San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
Francesco Di Salle
Maastricht Brain Imaging Center, Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Patrik Vuilleumier
University Medical Center of Geneva, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: filippi.massimo@hsr.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MF FDS PV MAR. Performed the experiments: GR AF. Analyzed the data: MF GR FDS PV MAR. Wrote the paper: MF FDS PV GC MAR.