NPR KERA Audio: Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty

How important is our brain’s empathy circuit and what happens to society when it doesn’t work properly? We explored the subject in July with University of Cambridge psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen. His recent book is “The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty”.

 
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