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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 20132012201120102009200820072006 Increase in awareness of the causes of malaria Some of us lack the ability to empathise... 98.5-99.4% genetically identical to chimpanzees92% genetically identical to a mouse44% genetically identical to a fruit fly18% genetically identical to yeast54% genetically identical to a bananaSo what makes us so different?!?! To what extent does our ability What is empathy? The experience of understanding another persons condition, from their perspective - Psychology Today It is key to survival!1.) Sensitivity is necessary for looking after offspring2.) Survival relies on co-operation HOWEVER Young children Pyschopaths Simon Baron-Cohen Study investigated theory of mind'where he investigated the empathyof children by testing their ability to see another persons perspective. They were asked to predict what another wouldsay they thought was in a tube labelledsmarties whilst they were shown pencils wereinside, children were unable tounderstand that someone whohad not seen the pencils being placed in tube would think thatsmarties will be Inside. The strange patterns of brain activation and connectivity in highly psychopathic individualssuggest they did notexperience empathy whenimagining the pain of others, and possibly took pleasure in it. Up until the age of 14, all Children canbe considered Sociopaths. http://www.livescience.com/39904-why-psychopaths-lack-empathy.html
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