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Episode 5 | The Amazing Case of John Robison
The amazing case of John Robison, whose Aspergers changed following a course of transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS. John’s transformation reveals something that we all unconsciously do every day when we interact with each other.
David shows that a single word label can decide over how much you care for one in pain.
Humans come equipped with social antennae.
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.