'Stranger danger' makes people less empathetic

January 15, 2015 5:24 PM

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'Stranger danger' makes people less empathetic

Being around strangers can cause people stress and, in turn, make them less able to feel others' pain, new research suggests.

But giving people a drug that blocks the body's stress response can restore that sense of empathy, scientists said. What's more, the same effect shows up in both humans and mice.

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