Why Do I Need You?
Episode 5 | Discerning Babies
One of the ways we navigate the social world is by judging other people’s intentions. David hosts a puppet show for babies to demonstrate that humans come equipped with social antennae.
David shows that a single word label can decide over how much you care for one in pain.
One man's transformation reveals something that we all unconsciously do every day.
Why do we mimic each other’s facial expressions?
This ability to feel another’s pain explains why stories can be so powerful.
Social pain activates the brain’s pain matrix.
Can genocide be understood as a neural phenomenon?
Propaganda plugs directly into neural networks, enabling dehumanization.