Some people are born less selfish and more inclined to live their life according to proverb “treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself.” The main reason behind that they are hardwired to be optimistic and selfless.
‘Some people are born optimistic and behave in less selfish and more altruistic ways as they experience more activity in areas of the brain that fuel empathetic impulses.’
Two UCLA neuroscientist analyze human mind and found that the altruistic among us are hardwired to be selfless and that kind people experience more activity in areas of brain that fuel empathetic impulses.
The author Leonardo Christov-Moore said, “Our altruism may be more hardwired than previously thought.”
The findings reports of first study published in Human Brain Mapping and the second study published in Social Neuroscience in February.
The findings of recent studies, also point to a possible way to make people behave in less selfish and more altruistic way, said Marco lacoboni, senior author, adding that this is potentially groundbreaking.
“The study is important proof of principle that with a non-invasive procedure you can make people behave in a more prosocial way,’ lacoboni said.
The findings of both studies suggest potential avenues for increasing empathy, which is especially critical in treating people who have experienced desensitizing situation (like prison or war).
Source : ANI