Why Do I Need You?
Episode 5 | What Is Empathy?
When we watch someone else in pain our brains run a simulation of what that pain feels like. This ability to imagine another's pain is the basis of how we relate to each other and explains why stories can be so powerful.
David shows that a single word label can decide over how much you care for one in pain.
Humans come equipped with social antennae.
One man's transformation reveals something that we all unconsciously do every day.
Why do we mimic each other’s facial expressions?
Social pain activates the brain’s pain matrix.
Can genocide be understood as a neural phenomenon?
Propaganda plugs directly into neural networks, enabling dehumanization.