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The Brain’s Empathy Gap

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Governments and nongovernmental organizations have spent decades perfecting the art of collective persuasion — getting people to do things that are good for them and for society. They have persuaded us to eat more vegetables and to wear our seatbelts, to walk for cures and to give to charity. What has not come so easily is persuading us to identify with — or even tolerate — people we perceive as outsiders. This is especially true when those outsiders form an entire community.


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Can mapping neural pathways help us make friends with our enemies?


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For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov

For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

A new study found that reading literary fiction leads to better performance on tests of empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen is co-founder of FutureShifts. We help visionary companies identify and tackle the big shifts in the world by cultivating the skills, mindsets, behaviors and organisational cultures needed to succeed in times of change.