Compassion Meditation Boosts Empathy, Say Anthropologists

Serial killers and recidivist criminals of all kinds lack empathy.

 

Serial killers and recidivist criminals of all kinds lack empathy. So do some people with poor social skills. A compassion-based meditation program called Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) was recently used to try and improve the ability to read the facial expressions of others.