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Chimp empathy key to understanding human engagement

In their latest study about empathy, Yerkes National Primate Research Center researchers Matthew Campbell, PhD, and Frans de Waal, PhD, have shown chimpanzees exhibit...
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I’m ok, you’re not: Supramarginal gyrus plays key empathy role

Egoism and narcissism appear to be on the rise in our society, while empathy is on the decline. And yet, the ability to put...

Human brains are hardwired for empathy, friendship, study shows

Perhaps one of the most defining features of humanity is our capacity for empathy – the ability to put ourselves in others' shoes. A new...

People have more empathy for battered dogs than human adult victims

People have more empathy for battered puppies and full grown dogs than they do for some humans -- adults, but not children, finds new...

Empathy plays a key role in moral judgments

Is it permissible to harm one to save many? Those who tend to say "yes" when faced with this classic dilemma are likely to...

Empathy Doesn’t Extend Across the Political Aisle

When we try to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes, we usually go all the way, assuming that they feel the same way we...

Those who stay together yawn together

You're more likely to respond to a yawn with another yawn when it comes from family member or a friend than from a stranger, says a study published Dec. 7 in the online journal PLoS ONE. The phenomenon of "yawn contagion" is widely known but little u...

The Wolf of Hate

I heard a story once about a Native American elder who was asked how she had become so wise, so happy, and so respected....

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