The Human Brain May Be Hard-Wired For Altruism; Certain Activity Inspires People To Be Kind …

Altruism is the principle behind kind and selfless behavior, but is it something humans are hard-wired to do? Two neuroscientists from the University of California, Los Angeles, decided to investigate whether or not humans are born with an innate desire to give and care for others, or if the opposite is true. Their findings, published in the journal Human Brain Mapping, reveal altruism may in fact be rooted in the brain. “Our altruism may be more hard-wired than previously thought,” said the study’s co-author Leonardo Christov-Moore, a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA’s Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, in a press release. “This is potentially groundbreaking.” Up until now, psychology experts were still on the fence about the origins of this kind of behavior. So Christov-Moore and senior study author Marco Iacoboni, a psychiatry professor at UCLA, recruited 20 participants…


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