Latest Jean Decety Stories
Prisoners who are psychopaths lack the basic neurophysiological "hardwiring" that enables them to care for others.
A natural disaster can bring out the best in older children, prompting 9-year-olds to be more willing to share, while 6-year-olds become more selfish.
The emotions of rats and mice and the mental infrastructure behind them promise to illuminate the nature of human emotions, including empathy and nurturance.
While being referred to as a rat usually has negative connotations, a new study from the University of Chicago has revealed that rodents could be actuaally be generous and empathetic to their fellow creatures.
Moral responses change as people age says a new study from the University of Chicago.
In response to the widespread interest following the publication of Vul et al (2009), Perspectives Editor Ed Diener invited researchers to contribute articles for a special section on fMRI, discussing the promises and issues facing neuroimaging.
Research shows feelings of loneliness and social isolation can have an effect on the brain itself, causing visible changes in brain activity.
Abnormally aggressive teens may in fact take pleasure in causing pain in others, investigations using brain scans at the University of Chicago indicate.
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