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Table 6 Bivariate correlations (Spearman’s ρ) between the transcriptional markers and empathy sub-dimension scores

From: Distinct transcriptional and metabolic profiles associated with empathy in Buddhist priests: a pilot study

Transcriptional marker vs. empathy ρ P value
HERC5 vs. sharing positive emotions with others 0.595 0.006
RSAD2 vs. sharing positive emotions with others 0.537 0.015
MX1 vs. sharing positive emotions with others 0.511 0.019
IFIT3 vs. sharing positive emotions with others 0.483 0.031
IFI44L vs. sharing positive emotions with others 0.479 0.033
C17orf97 vs. sharing positive emotions with others − 0.459 0.042
C17orf97 vs. good feeling for other’s positive emotions − 0.528 0.017
IFIT3 vs. sharing negative emotions with others 0.603 0.005
IFIT1 vs. sharing negative emotions with others 0.569 0.009
IFI44L vs. sharing negative emotions with others 0.536 0.015
HERC5 vs. sharing negative emotions with others 0.487 0.030
RSAD2 vs. sharing negative emotions with others 0.448 0.047
IFIT3 vs. sensibility about other’s emotions 0.496 0.026
HERC5 vs. sensibility about other’s emotions 0.470 0.037