May 15, 2021– The science of empathy is now one of the most famous topics in psychological and neuropsychological research and has the potential to transform human society dramatically. For example, if a human’s central nervous system carries blueprints for empathy, and if the health and vitality of one’s empathy circuits depend on one’s environment from conception to adulthood, what does that mean about of our moralistic judgments of right and wrong, and of punishment? and reward? This well-written article on the latest discoveries about empathy and its limitations offers some surprising and encouraging answers. (27859 reads)
To take actionThe next time someone bothers you with something they said, try to understand where it may come from and how it may feel. Can you try to respond with compassion instead of anger?