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"Empathy is What Really Sets Vegetarians Apart (at least Neurologically...)"

I came across this article this morning and thought it might be of interest to folks in the community. It describes a recent neuroscience study that peeked into the brains of omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans as they viewed pictures of animal suffering. The data suggest that vegetarians and vegans engage the areas of the brain that correspond with feelings of empathy to a greater degree than omnivore's.

Have a read here: "Empathy is What Really Sets Vegetarians Apart (at least Neurologically Speaking)" by Daniel R. Hawes.

dude i read this today and we are also smarter! take that bitches

http://www.vegan.com/blog/2010/05/31/intelligence-and-empathy-in-vegetarians/

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Thanks guys -- very interesting (tho not necessarily surprising)!

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