“The change in Oxytocin predicted their feelings of empathy. So it’s empathy that makes us connect to other people. It’s empathy that makes us help other people. It’s empathy that makes us moral. This idea is not new.”
Paul J. Zak is Professor of Economics and Department Chair, as well as the founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate University. He is author of: The Moral Molecule: The source of love and prosperity which explores the relationship between Oxytocin, empathy, compassion, trust, etc. “The Moral Molecule is a first-hand account of the discovery of a molecule that makes us moral.