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THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN | What is Empathy? | PBS

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Published on Nov 11, 2015

http://pbs.org/thebrain
Premieres Wednesdays, October 14-November 18, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET on PBS.

When we watch someone else in pain our brains run a simulation of what that pain feels like. This ability to feel another’s pain is the basis of how we empathise with each other, and explains why stories can be so powerful.

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