Empathy
 
  Scientists Discover Instinctual “Reptilian” Region of the Brain Directly Linked to Compassion and Happiness   Are Empathic Doctors Seen as More Competent?

Recent research shows that when physicians show empathy, their patients also rate them as more competent and better caregivers.

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  Scientists Discover Instinctual “Reptilian” Region of the Brain Directly Linked to Compassion and Happiness   Scientists Discover Instinctual “Reptilian” Region of the Brain Directly Linked to Compassion and Happiness

We’ve all had those kinds of days where everything seems to go wrong. You’re running late, and hit every single stoplight from home to work. Kids are uncooperative. You forget your phone (and wallet). You spill coffee down the front of your shirt. And so it goes. Nothing overly shocking, it happens to everyone now and again, but science is finding that how we respond to these kinds of challenging circumstances says a lot about how our brains are wired — and how resilient (and happy) we are when faced with negative events.

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The Age of Outrospection

Imagine for a moment that you are reading or listening to a story so intensely that you forget yourself and step into the shoes of the storyteller. You see what they saw, hear what they heard, and feel what they felt. These moments are rare, yet when they happen it is as if we have been transported into their world and we are able to see through their eyes. It is a powerful, almost magical feeling. One that is a priviledge.

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