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How Does Empathy Make Us Uniquely Human?

During Science Week on WUNC's "The State of Things" a team of faculty from Duke and other universities discussed empathy in its various forms (cognitive, motor, and emotional) as it relates to people with autism, as well as to sociopaths.  Ralph James Savarese, Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of English at Grinnell College, brings both a literary and very personal perspective to the conversation with others who specialize in psychology and neuroscience, philosophy, neurobiology, and law.  Listen to the conversation here.  Professor Savarese joins the conversation at about 26 minutes.

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