BRAIN FACT: Brain Circuits Involved With Empathy Are Also Partially The Same As Cicuits Involved With Violence

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Resent research reveals that the brain circuits involved with empathy are also partially the same as circuits involved with violence.   The researcher states, "We all know that encouraging empathy has an inhibiting effect on violence, but this may not only be a social question but also a biological one -- stimulation of these neuronal circuits in one direction reduces their activity in the other."

To read an article on this go to Science Daily.
A wonderful new program called Roots to Empathy is showing impressive results. Read the innovative and positive project aimed at preventing bullying in this article, Fighting Bullying with Babies.
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