Neuroscience vindicates Marx? I think many of us suspected this all along...

I'm wondering if you are familiar with this study by a neuroscientist at Arizona State. His EEG research indicates that one's economic class impacts one's ability to empathize. Short version: well-off folks do not empathize as well as the rest of us. It struck me as interesting and I thought it might be worthwhile to mention it during one of your updates. I've included a link to the academic paper as well as a more accessible summary of the research in New York Magazine below. Best!

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  • Paul Brewer
    commented 2017-02-15 00:33:40 -0500
    I should add that the research shows that, while the EEGs show that the wealthy test subjects experience less empathy than working people, when surveyed, wealthy people were more likely to answer that they thought they experienced MORE empathy than the average person!
  • Paul Brewer
    published this page in Ask Prof. Wolff 2017-02-15 00:26:59 -0500