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Did humanity evolve to have psychopaths?

Did humanity evolve to have psychopaths?

Author: Matt Davis / Source: Big Think One victim can break our hearts. Remember the image of the young Syrian boy discovered dead on a beach in Turkey in 2015? Donations to relief agencies soared after that image went viral. However, we feel less compassion...

Why compassion fades

Why compassion fades

Author: Joe Hefferon / Source: Big Think It’s not only the size of the brain but in fact, mentalizing recruits different regions for ingroup empathy. of the brain regions activated when showing empathy for strangers in which the authors stated,...

The Anatomy of a Great Decision

The Anatomy of a Great Decision

Source: Farnam Street Making better decisions is one of the best skills we can develop. Good decisions save time, money, and stress. Here, we break down what makes a good decision and what we can do to improve our decision-making processes. *** Improving our...

7 fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites

7 fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Author: Matt Davis / Source: Big Think Kevin Dickinson 17 April, 2019 Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine successfully restored some functions to pig brains that had been dead for hours. They hope the technology will advance our understanding of the...

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