You’re Just Like Me!

Have you ever wondered why you seem to understand some people—even if you know relatively little about them? It turns out there may be a biological reason why it’s easier to walk a mile in some people’s shoes but not in others’. Researchers report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA that brain scans suggest people project their own values and feelings onto others if there is even the slightest evidence that the pair have something in common.

Politically Correct: Why Great (and Not So Great) Minds Think Alike: Scientific American

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