The Science of Empathy

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A sense of empathy helps us to understand each other. It allows us to take another person’s perspective and connect with what they’re thinking or feeling. When we act generously or assist people who are in trouble, empathy is often the motivator.

However, our empathy impulse is far from perfect. Here’s a look at what can happen when it misfires.

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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

Neuroscientist writing about brains, behavior, & health. Sign up for my free newsletter on the science of well-being: erman.substack.com