What’s Love Got To Do With It? The Neuroscience Of Empathy

James R. Doty, MD

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James Doty, MD, neurosurgeon, and Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education shares the science on how the world not only becomes a better place when we practice prosocial skills like empathy and compassion but personal physiology also shifts in profound and healthful ways.

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James R. Doty, MD is a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. As Founder and Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, he works with scientists from a number of disciplines examining the neural basis for compassion and altruism. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart and the senior editor of the Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science

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