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'Empathic Civilization': Our Brains Were Built For Feeling Each Other's Pain

(254) Comments | Posted February 15, 2010 | 6:15 AM

In our culture we're taught to think of ourselves as independent and self-actualizing. In reality, our brain is uniquely constructed for experiencing other people's thoughts, emotions and actions as if they were our own.

When we watch another person move, our observations of their movement activates in our own brain...

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