Rare condition causes neurologist to feel patients’ pain

Most people would consider the words I feel your pain as a sympathetic turn of phrase. But for US neurologist Dr Joel Salinas, the pain is real.    

Dr Salinas has a rare condition known as mirror-touch synaesthesia, where he feels everything that people around him physically feel.

“For example, if I were to see someone touch your cheek I would simultaneously, involuntarily, and vividly