Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Scientists Find We Can't Empathize and Analyze at the Same Time

New research explains why we have to "get out of our head" in order to connect with people: Scientists find we can't empathize and analyze at the same time.
Even the hardest heart sometimes melts.
Now scientists think they know why.
Research shows that when we put ourselves into someone else’s shoes, the part of the brain used for cold, hard analysis is suppressed.
The finding could explain why even highly-intelligent people get taken in by sob stories. Read more

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