empathy

A Conversation with Researcher Varun Warrier About his Work on Empathy and the Theory of the Mind

April 02, 2018
Researcher Varun Warrier talks with 23andMe about his work studying autism, empathy and the "theory of the mind."
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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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