Why do people commit acts of violence that aren’t meant to protect? – Israel News

Studies are showing a correlation between the size of the prefrontal cortex, which developed in simians and humans and is responsible for social skills, and the level of empathy…


 The reality we experience and the messages we embrace and distribute are tightly correlated, biologically, to our brain activity, she says. “Empathy is really our reaction to the other’s experience,” Hendler says.

Today scientists believe the brain directs empathy using two main brain processes: cognitive, and affective (which refers to the appropriateness of response, for instance comforting someone crying.


By Ido Efrati