12/04/2014 08:34 am ET Updated Dec 04, 2014

Your Brain Is Built For Kindness

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Let's take a few minutes this dreary winter Wednesday to remind ourselves that people aren't always the worst. In a neat little animated video published yesterday by the University of California, Berkeley, psychologist Dacher Keltner explains that we were essentially built to be nice. Keltner explains his own work using brain imaging technology, in which he's shown images of human suffering to people in the lab:

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