In the News (newsroom.ucla): “After exploring the areas of the brain that fuel our empathetic impulses — and temporarily disabling other regions that oppose those impulses — two UCLA neuroscientists are coming down on the optimistic side of human nature.
“’Our altruism may be more hard-wired than previously thought,’ said Leonardo Christov-Moore, a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA’s Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior.
“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, a UCLA psychiatry professor.
“’This is potentially groundbreaking,’ he said.”
My Comment: Baal HaSulam writes that in every generation 10% are born as altruists, and their actions are already determined by this innate quality that is realized by them in various social relationships.