People may really be prosocial

People may really be prosocial

Credit: Lengersdorff et al., eNeuro 2020

European researchers have found that people are better at learning and decision-making when trying to avoid harm to others than to themselves.

Their study, titled “When implicit prosociality trumps selfishness”, found that people more effectively learn to make optimal choices when they choose for another person rather than themselves, and also identified brain regions associated with these decisions.


Published by Cosmos.

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