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Some
 unanswered
 (and
 mostly
 
unasked)
 ques>ons
 

• What
 is
 the
 func>onal
 significance
 of
 the
 different
 brain
 signals
 we
 have
 
observed
 in
 response
 to
 compassion
 training?
 

• What
 is
 the
 rela>on
 between
 the
 cul>va>on
 of
 compassion
 and
 self-­‐
related
 processes?
 
 In
 par>cular,
 how
 is
 self-­‐iden>fica>on
 modulated
 by
 
compassion
 training
 and
 are
 some
 of
 the
 effects
 produced
 by
 compassion
 
training
 mediated
 by
 the
 impact
 on
 self-­‐relevant
 processes?
 

• What
 is
 the
 rela>on
 between
 self-­‐compassion
 and
 pain?
 
 How
 does
 self-­‐
compassion
 alter
 one’s
 rela>onship
 to
 pain
 and
 is
 pain
 a
 useful
 probe
 in
 
the
 study
 of
 compassion?
 

• How
 does
 the
 cul>va>on
 of
 compassion
 increase
 the
 likelihood
 of
 ac>ng
 in
 
the
 face
 of
 suffering
 and
 how
 best
 should
 this
 ques>on
 be
 studied
 in
 the
 
laboratory?
 

• What
 is
 the
 impact
 of
 a
 highly
 compassionate
 person
 on
 others?
 
 Is
 this
 
interpersonal
 context
 a
 viable
 one
 to
 bring
 into
 the
 laboratory?
 

• What
 are
 the
 rela>ons
 among
 the
 four
 immeasurables?
 
 Does
 cul>va>ng
 
one
 strengthen
 each
 of
 the
 others?
 
 Is
 there
 a
 norma>ve
 developmental
 
progression?
 
 What
 do
 the
 contempla>ve
 tradi>ons
 say
 about
 this?
 

• Cul>va>ng
 compassion
 in
 children?
 
 Where
 to
 begin?

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