Mirror-touch synesthesia

Rare people who literally feel what they see offer clues to how empathy works in the brain.

Read this article at Scientific American Mind.

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The science of sociability

Business conversationsWe humans are social creatures, but people with Williams syndrome are more so than most. Famously outgoing, these people will approach even strangers to say hello. This may stem from a brain that is keenly attuned to happy faces, and may help explain why some of us are extroverts and some of us are not.

Read this article at MSN Health and Fitness.