New research appears to contradict established opinion on how humans make decisions when issues pit objective reasoning against compassion..
Leading research has said people make choices based on a struggle within their brains between thoughtful reason and automatic passion.
“But this simple reason versus passion model fails to capture that there’s a refined way of thinking with emotions, closely related to empathy and compassion,”
said Anthony Jack, Ph.D., lead author of the new research.
The study by Jack and co-authors co-authors Philip Robbins, Jared P. Friedman, and Chris D. Meyers is published in the journal Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Mind.
By RICK NAUERT