Can you train to be KIND? Device could make you more altruistic

Brazilian researchers mapped the brains of 25 participants using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to detect brain patterns created by empathy.

A lack of empathy is a common trait among psychopaths, but the complex nature of the emotion has baffled scientists for years.

Now, researchers from Brazil have not only mapped the areas of the brain affected when we experience feelings of empathy – they’ve also found a way to increase it.




Using a combination of brain scans and emotional feedback techniques, they were able to help participants focus on, and develop, feelings of affection and tenderness.