Empathy represses analytic thought, and vice versa: Brain physiology limits simultaneous use of both networks | Social Neuroscience | Scoop.it
When the brain's analytic network is engaged, our ability to appreciate the human cost of our action is repressed, researchers have found.

 

'At rest, our brains cycle between the social and analytical networks. But when presented with a task, healthy adults engage the appropriate neural pathway, the researchers found.

 

The study shows for the first time that we have a built-in neural constraint on our ability to be both empathetic and analytic at the same time'


Via Janet Devlin