What makes people feel a sense of sympathy? – the answer scientists

German scientists have tried to understand the issue of formation of sympathy for the people of the opposite sex. To compile a scientific opinion was required to conduct two experiments involving 40 volunteers.

The subjects were asked to watch the videos, which were attended by six women. Screen they talked about their fears or had a sad expression on his face. After watching the videos the volunteers were asked which of the heroines they would like to meet in real life. Note that during the study the brain activity of subjects was assessed using MRI apparatus.

It turned out that the presence of a General external features and character traits of the major roles in shaping the sense of sympathy. A trusting relationship in most cases was formed on an unconscious level, if present similarity between two people.

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