A study on altruism and empathy in children in China

Disasters prompt older children be more giving, younger children be more selfish / By William Harms:

“A natural disaster can bring out the best in older children, prompting 9-year-olds to be more willing to share, while 6-year-olds become more selfish. Researchers at the University of Toronto, the University of Chicago, and Liaoning Normal University made this finding in a rare natural experiment in China around the time of a horrific earthquake.”

Posted on the University of Chicago web site. Click here to read the full post: University of Chicago

{Reference by Prof. Jean Decety}

Dr., MD. Hillel D. Braude

Hillel D. Braude is a philosopher of medicine and medical ethicist. Dr. Braude studied medicine at the University of Cape Town Medical School and has practiced medicine in  South Africa and the United Kingdom. He completed a PhD in history and philosophy of medicine, the biological sciences and bioethics with the Committee for the History of Thought at the University of Chicago, graduating cum laude. Following his graduate studies, Dr. Braude completed a training Fellowship at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. He has subsequently worked as a clinical medical ethicist in Paris and Montreal. Following his graduate studies Dr. Braude completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroethics with McGill University’s Biomedical Ethics Unit and another Postdoctoral Fellowship in Religion and Medicine with McGill University’s Religious Studies Faculty. His book, “Intuition in Medicine: A Philosophical Defense of Clinical Reasoning” (2012) has been published. His current research focuses on affect, intentionality and automatic elements of cognition in relation to clinical reasoning, research ethics, and moral philosophy. Dr. Braude’s writing on philosophical aspects of the neurobiology of pain, suffering and empathy is associated with his broader research project in Neuroethics. Additionally, Hillel Braude’s research in intersubjectivity draws on his experience as a Feldenkrais and somatic education practitioner. His awards include, a Mellon Foundation-University of Chicago Dissertation-Year Fellowship and a European Neuroscience Network Visiting Exchange Grant (ENSN), at the Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and son.

Workshop 2009: Link to the video

Book Project: What are the limits of empathy in pain?

{Co-writing with Prof. Jean Decety}



05. What are the limits of empathy in Pain?

MD, Dr. Hillel Braude, Clinical Ethics, McGill University, Canada

Prof. Jean Decety, Neurobiology, Psychiatry, University of Chicago, USA

{Video editing and sound improving by: Gaëtan Pecoraro editing and technical advisor University of Luxembourg}