Charity begins….

Scientists discover the ‘kind’ part of the brain

Charity begins…in the posterior superior temporal salcus, according to scientists who have traced the origins of altruism in the brain.

A study found that this part of the brain is more active in people who often engage in helpful behaviour.

The region, which lies in the top and back portion of the brain, is linked to sorting out social relationships.

So does this mean that unkind or uncharitable people can’t help it? Or that people who are really thoughtful and kind have no choice in the matter?

I believe in free will. That we all make choices about who we want to be every day. But I wonder. Maybe it really is easier for some to be kind or charitable than it is for others.

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2 thoughts on “Charity begins….

  1. “A study found that this part of the brain is more active in people who often engage in helpful behaviour.”

    or is that part of the brain more active *becuase* people are engaging in helpful behavior?

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