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[LISTEN] Are humans wired for generosity?

5 July 2018 4:24 PM
Tags:
Happiness
generosity
the brain

Azania speaks to clinical psychologist Dr Dimakatso Maboea about the effects of generosity on the brain.

Scientists have found that a part of our brain lights up during acts of generosity, making you happier.

The findings by the University of Zurich (UZH) were published last year.

Azania spoke to Clinical Psychologist Dr Dimakatso Maboea to find out if in fact all humans are wired to be generous.

There is a neuropath that lights up when we do something good.

Dr Dimakatso Maboea, Clinical Psychologist

In psychopaths, the emotional part of their brains, they do not have that, their brains are wired slightly differently that makes them difficult for them to feel fear, pain or an ability to empathise.

Dr Dimakatso Maboea, Clinical Psychologist

We value different things, if you are engaging in an experience that allows you to live your values, that is when your brain lights up. It's not everyone's brain that is going to light up when we do something generous because generosity may not be my core belief.

Dr Dimakatso Maboea, Clinical Psychologist

Click on the link below to listen to the full conversation...

Cover photograph: Pixaby


5 July 2018 4:24 PM
Tags:
Happiness
generosity
the brain

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