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Take-aways from Robert Sapolsky’s Stanford lecture on Agression
Testesterone, alcohol, frustration, pain, stress, boredom, violent movies and games are amplifiers, not creators of violent tendencies.
Emotions are connected to senses. Physical disgust and moral disgust activates the same areas in the brain.
Forntal cortex damage leads to a lot of violence. Why not to more empathy? Not clear.
June 21, 2020