Measuring the Immeasurable? Compassion Under a Microscope

Measuring the Immeasurable?

In 2012, two scientific colleagues at my university, Drs. Lisa Olson and Celine Ko, began a study to measure the physiological and psychological effect of the Compassion course on the students.

They wanted to see if the stories of personal transformation played out in terms of quantitative scales and lab levels. The initial results confirmed what the various religions have always said: Compassion is good for us.