Empathy: Why do we care?

Empathy is a precious moral and social resource. It helps us to form friendships, care for the needy, and not be cruel. But what goes on in our brains when we empathize? Can neuroscience help us to explain why we care?

So, can neuroscience help to explain why some of us are considerate toward our fellow human beings while others are not? If so, how? We take a look at some of the other brain regions that have been found to influence our ability to empathize.


Read also: The Neuroscience of Empathy: progress, pitfalls,  promise

About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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