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People’s Suprising Empathy With The Pain of Their Enemies


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Jewish people asked to watch the pain of neo-Nazis in brain imaging study.The part of the brain that is involved in empathising with the pain of others is more highly activated by seeing the suffering of hateful people than those we like, a recent study finds.While we might imagine we would empathise more with the suffering of those we like, we may focus on the hateful person’s pain because we need to monitor our enemies carefully.

Not only that but also we look for the logic behind why they hate so we can understand it.

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