I’m selfish, you aren’t either

Why are we able to remain indifferent to the suffering of others in real-life situations even though a melodramatic movie upsets us?

14. April 2010

What happens in the brain when we feel empathy? Our behavior varies between selfishness and altruism for many reasons. The program presents various explanations that shed light on our tendency to behave selfishly in some situations and help each other in others. In particular, we will see why groups favor a selfish attitude and what happens in the brain of a person who witnesses a close friend suffering.

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