Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hmm …

… Hard-Wired for Giving - (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Using tools like fMRI, scientists are identifying the precise circuits within the brain that control these nurturing social impulses. Where once there was only speculation about the origins of the human desire to help others, a body of data is starting to fill the gap, revealing key workings of the biological hardware that makes altruism possible.

Monitoring brain activity is one thing. Attributing causality to what is being monitored is quite another.

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