Our experience with animals has shown us that they are not mindless creatures, functioning solely based on their instincts, as Skinner’s behaviourism suggests. In fact, many animals exert characteristics generally thought to be uniquely human. This idea is important not only because it challenges our efforts to answer the ancient question of what actually makes … More Animals are more than we think: Empathy and social intelligence in animals
While most of us would be able to describe what being affectively close to someone feels like, we might find it harder to explain why and how such a connection forms. Why do we love and what makes us love certain people? Why is love so different depending on the subject of our affection? Is … More Oxytocin and Social Bonding
As I was thinking about the way I should structure this article, a question kept running through my head: ‘If we were to choose, should we choose to be cool “idiots” or anti-social geniuses?’ At first, the common sense replied quite harshly: “You cannot really put things like this, as when it comes to human … More Autism
As I am quite sure all of you have watched Titanic at some point in your lives or at least know the story, I’m gonna ask you one simple question? How did you feel when Jack Dawson died at the end of the movie? Did you burst out into tears, did you feel an overwhelming sadness? If … More Empathy and…mirror neurons!