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Researchers Find Physical Differences in Empathetic Peoples' Brains


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Darren
- 1455 days ago - iflscience.com
New research has found that types of empathy can be predicted by looking at physical differences in the brain. This raises the fascinating possibility that some kinds of empathy might be able to be increased by training or that it might be possible for



   

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 8:37 am
Interesting. Am very skeptical that any brain can be altered or taught any emotion/feeling tho. thx Darren
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 2:47 pm
Clearly I am not a scientist but like Natasha I have doubts. I think if parents are the children have a better chance of being empathetic and compassionate to others . And would it work on sociopaths?
Thank you Darren .
 

Brenda P (125)
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 9:15 pm
I am an empathic person.
 

Jordan G (37)
Wednesday June 24, 2015, 11:11 am
Always supposed this was the case.
 

Dotti L (85)
Wednesday June 24, 2015, 1:05 pm
Thanks Darren, very interesting.
 

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday June 24, 2015, 1:16 pm
Interesting. Now I know what my brain might look like. :-) Thank you.
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Wednesday June 24, 2015, 3:11 pm
Anyone who has ever had, or known anyone with, TBI can tell you that empathy can indeed be lost through physical damage to the brain. As for training - how is children learning empathy by modeling on parents' behavior anything other than training? Or are you just skeptical that it would work on adults? The sociopath question - well, it would depend, wouldn't it? I personally think sociopathy is an extreme example of brain physiology limiting the mind, so probably not. But I can't scientifically prove that, so could be wrong.
 

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday June 24, 2015, 7:26 pm
Empathy is learned, though I believe some people are born with personalities more susceptible to being empathetic. It's always interesting to find out what the "experts" come up with.
 

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Wednesday June 24, 2015, 9:29 pm
Bookmarked for later. Looks interesting. Thank you
 

Janis K (129)
Wednesday June 24, 2015, 10:55 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Shirley S (187)
Wednesday June 24, 2015, 11:48 pm
I hope that people's feelings can change to the good.
 

Care two is lost (252)
Saturday June 27, 2015, 3:01 pm
I suspected this. Unfortunately it is too rare
 

Sayenne H (92)
Monday June 29, 2015, 4:35 am
Very interesting, thanks Darren.
 

Kathy T (57)
Monday June 29, 2015, 2:17 pm
Thank you.
 

Melania P (123)
Monday August 31, 2015, 3:34 pm
i am not surprised at all, of course we function differently at a chemical, and brain level... Sharing
 
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