Saturday, April 21, 2012

Glenn Close on how we humans have evolved to be empathetic

"People desperately need connection. There's a danger now of getting further and further away from two human eyes looking into two human eyes. The thing that I love is that we have evolved to be empathetic. We have these neurons called mirror neurons, which reflect what you see in other people's faces. But now people think communication is texting and tweeting. On TV, too, you see something horrific on the news and then you go to an ad and then to something else and it becomes this amorphous jangle."

She laughs abruptly, then continues. "It's an emotional disconnect. ''

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