The neurobiology of selflessness

Neuroscience, or neurobiology as it is sometimes called, is the study of how the brain works. Neuroscientists, often working hand in hand with psychologists, carry out experiments designed to identify the regions of the brain used when people engage in certain types of behavior.In a study published in 2006, neuroscientists Jorge Moll and Jordan Grafman carried out an experiment in which functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging fMRI was used to map the parts of the brain that were activated when their subjects engaged in acts of charity.

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