Can Medical Empathy Survive the Technological Revolution? Last week, over 700 physicians, scientists, technologists, hackers and inventors gathered at Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego for the 7th annual Exponential Medicine Conference to explore how the convergence of new technologies … Continue reading Empathy in healthcare
Are Humans Actually More ‘Human’ Than Robots? In a recent report, the Pew Research Center found that Americans are more worried than they are enthusiastic about automation technologies when it comes to tasks that rely on qualities thought to be … Continue reading Job-retention efforts
If You Could Be Someone Else, Would You? Have you ever looked at someone else’s life with envy, just enough envy that you wish for a moment or two (or longer) that you could be them? Michelle Obama with her … Continue reading In other people’s shoes
Research says there are ways to reduce racial bias. Calling people racist isn’t one of them In 2016, researchers stumbled on a radical tactic for reducing another person’s bigotry: a frank, brief conversation. The study, authored by David Broockman at … Continue reading How to reduce racism
The importance of being alone in the digital era Being alone has many benefits. It grants freedom in thought and action. It boosts creativity. It offers a terrain for the imagination to roam. Solitude also enriches our connections with others … Continue reading The background of cognitive processing
When Jealousy and Empathy Collide in the Brain You know that friend who always tells funnier stories than you do, or the colleague at work who got the promotion you were in line for? Be honest — how much sympathy … Continue reading How empathy works
What Technology Can’t Change About Happiness In 2014, researchers at the University of Warwick in England announced they had found a strong association between a gene mutation identified with happiness and well-being. It’s called 5-HTTLPR and it affects the way … Continue reading Is relationship with people the key to happiness?