‘Through the Wormhole: Can We Eliminate Evil? The program lo
oks at empathy, evil and psychopathy from different angles.
Christian’s section starts at 02:30.
The nature of evil and psychopaths. In Amsterdam, Christian Keysers is studying empathy. Christian is looking for the source of human cruelty. To find out how empathy works in our brains,Christian makes short films of painful acts to screen for test subjects. He scans the brains of psychopaths. Psychopaths do have capacity for empathy, they just don’t use it spontaneously.