Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty

July 13, 2011

Hour 2: How important is our brain’s empathy circuit and what happens to society when it doesn’t work properly? We’ll find out this hour with University of Cambridge [1] psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen [2]. His new book is “The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty” (Basic Books, 2011).



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[1] University of Cambridge: http://www.cam.ac.uk/

[2] Simon Baron-Cohen: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/pages/staffweb/baron/

[3] Download: http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/77/510036/137849417/KERA_137849417.mp3

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