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Do not doubt people who are kind to you, some of them are born nice

Do you doubt people who are always nice to you? You should not for they might be genuine. An interesting study has found that certain people are born nice.

sex and relationships Updated: Mar 19, 2016 14:21 IST
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According to a new research, the altruistic among us are hardwired to be selfless and they experience more activity in areas of the brain that fuel empathetic impulses. (Shutterstock)

Do you doubt people who are always nice to you? You should not for they might be genuine. An interesting study has found out that certain people are born nice.

Two neuroscientists from the University of California, Los Angeles, have found that the altruistic among us are hardwired to be selfless and that kind people experience more activity in areas of the brain that fuel empathetic impulses.

“Our altruism may be more hard-wired than previously thought,” said Leonardo Christov-Moore.

The findings suggest potential avenues for increasing empathy, which is especially critical in treating people who have experienced desensitizing situations. (Shutterstock)

The findings, reported in two recent studies, also point to a possible way to make people behave in less selfish and more altruistic ways, said senior author Marco Iacoboni, adding that this is potentially groundbreaking.

The findings of both studies suggest potential avenues for increasing empathy, which is especially critical in treating people who have experienced desensitizing situations like prison or war.

Read: From apathy to empathy in just three simple steps

“The study is important proof of principle that with a noninvasive procedure you can make people behave in a more prosocial way,” Iacoboni said.

The first study is published in February in Human Brain Mapping and the second study is published in Social Neuroscience.

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