Wednesday, January 25, 2006

I guess this explains the Three Stooges (also football, boxing, and the WWE)

A Nature study shows that men's and women's brains respond differently to seeing someone get hurt.  "At some level the study proves for the first time in physical terms what many people assume they already know: That women are generally more empathetic than men and that men are more prone to schadenfreude - malicious joy when faced with another's misfortune."

1 comment:

David Apatoff said...

I'm sorry to hear that women are handicapped in this way, but it does help to explain their puzzling inability to appreciate Weekend at Bernie's. Now that we know there is a biological explanation for this limitation, we can be more...empathetic.