Why Do I Need You?
Episode 5 | Destroying Empathy
Genocide is only possible when dehumanization happens on a massive scale, and propaganda is the tool used to do that. Propaganda plugs directly into neural networks, and dials down the degree to which one group cares about another.
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?
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?