Why Some People are Naturally Born ‘Nicer’?

by Shirley Johanna on  March 19, 2016 at 12:42 PM Research News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

Some people are more inclined to live their life according to the proverb "treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself." The reason is that they are hardwired to be optimistic and selfless.
Why Some People are Naturally Born ‘Nicer’?
Why Some People are Naturally Born ‘Nicer’?

Two UCLA neuroscientists found that the altruistic among us are hardwired to be selfless and that kind people experience more activity in areas of the brain that fuel empathetic impulses.

"Our altruism may be more hard-wired than previously thought," said Leonardo Christov-Moore.

The findings, reported in two recent studies, also point to a possible way to make people behave in less selfish and more altruistic ways, said senior author Marco Iacoboni, adding that this is potentially groundbreaking.

The findings of both studies suggest potential avenues for increasing empathy, which is especially critical in treating people who have experienced desensitizing situations like prison or war.

"The study is important proof of principle that with a noninvasive procedure you can make people behave in a more prosocial way," Iacoboni said.

The first study is published in February in Human Brain Mapping and the second study is published in Social Neuroscience.

Source: ANI

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive