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08

Oct

Reading literary fiction may boost empathyA new study shows that when readers must infer how a character is feeling, they build on their real-life social skills.

Reading literary fiction may boost empathy
A new study shows that when readers must infer how a character is feeling, they build on their real-life social skills.

13

Sep

Woman experiences ‘hyper empathy’ after brain surgeryThe woman reported feeling physical effects along with her emotions, such as a ‘spin at the heart’ when experiencing empathic sadness.

Woman experiences ‘hyper empathy’ after brain surgery
The woman reported feeling physical effects along with her emotions, such as a ‘spin at the heart’ when experiencing empathic sadness.

17

Apr

How terrorists can overcome empathySome people respond to feelings of powerlessness by turning to humanitarian aims, but would-be terrorists draw on violent ideologies.

How terrorists can overcome empathy
Some people respond to feelings of powerlessness by turning to humanitarian aims, but would-be terrorists draw on violent ideologies.

18

Dec

Naughty or nice? A brain chemical may tellOxytocin promotes empathy, and when the chemical is inhibited in someone, they become more prone to sinful behaviors.

Naughty or nice? A brain chemical may tell
Oxytocin promotes empathy, and when the chemical is inhibited in someone, they become more prone to sinful behaviors.

08

Jan

The New Year’s resolutions that everyone should keepPsychologists suggest that being more empathetic and engaging people who don’t share your worldview are just 2 resolutions that can help improve your life.

The New Year’s resolutions that everyone should keep
Psychologists suggest that being more empathetic and engaging people who don’t share your worldview are just 2 resolutions that can help improve your life.

15

Nov

Empathic genes can be spotted in seconds, study suggestsA genetic variation in the oxytocin (the love hormone) receptor seems to cause behavioral differences between people, and strangers can pick up on it.

Empathic genes can be spotted in seconds, study suggests
A genetic variation in the oxytocin (the love hormone) receptor seems to cause behavioral differences between people, and strangers can pick up on it.

09

May