Using Science to Inspire
David R Hamilton PhD
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Praise for my latest book, 'Why Woo-Woo works'
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David brings science to life with such passion.
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“In this moment, right now, I’m with you and I’m sharing your pain.”
This is empathy.
Scientific studies lend support to it. In one study, a person lay inside an MRI scanner while watching a live video of their partner sitting in another room. Soon, the partner was given a painful electric shock to their hand, but at that precise moment, the brain of the person in the MRI scanner registered it too. ... more
We all catch other people’s emotions. It’s called ‘emotional contagion’ because the effect is similar to catching a bug, only it’s an emotion we catch rather than a cold.
It is extremely common and probably much more so than you’d think. In fact, some research suggests that about 15-25% of the average person’s emotional state at any time has little to do with the circumstances of their life, but is simply what they’ve caught from others. ... more