empathy

The Genetics of Empathy

June 06, 2017
In a first-of-its kind study looking at empathy, researchers have found strong evidence that the ability to read and understand emotions in others simply by looking into their eyes is...
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SNPwatch: We Care a Lot

December 12, 2011
The hormone oxytocin has garnered many names in the media, from the “cuddle chemical” to the “morality molecule,” and it’s clear that it impacts social bonding. A new study suggests that people with at least one A at – a SNP in the oxytocin receptor gene called OXTR – are readily perceived by others as being less empathetic than GG individuals.
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