How to override the brain’s empathy bias – Futurity

The more time we spend with people of other races, the greater our empathy for them, new research shows.

“Research over the past decade has shown the brain has a very strong racial bias in response to seeing others in pain or suffering,” says Associate Professor Ross Cunnington of the University of Queensland School of Psychology and Queensland Brain Institute.“As a result, we have much stronger biologically-driven empathy towards people of our own race.“

However, our study has shown that the level of empathy in the brain increases the more a person spends time with other races.”

Source: How to override the brain’s empathy bias – Futurity

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