psydoctor8: Current status- Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty by Simon Baron-Cohen Empathy is a universal solvent.   (…)  And unlike the arms industry, which cost trillions of dollars to maintain, or the prison industry and legal system, which costs millions of dollars to keep oiled, empathy is free. And unlike religion, empathy cannot by definition oppress anyone. Continue reading

psydoctor8: WARning to Neuroscientists Britain’s Royal Society recently released a report on the “possible benefits of neuroscience to military and law enforcement”. Areas of concentration are military training, performance enhancement, neuropharmacology or “Botox for the Brain” (to combat fatigue or erase painful memories) and using fMRI for screening or recruiting and other types of task training. This isn’t new and it’s proposed in a positive light to improve military … Continue reading