A new international multicentre study has provided evidence that empathy – the ability to understand the minds of others – could begin to develop before 2 years of age. The researchers in this study looked at non-verbal responses to a false belief task. The researchers concluded that the non-verbal responses at this early stage implied an understanding of another person’s mind.
Researchers have looked at data from over 75,000 adults on measurements of empathy and concluded that scores on these tests reaches a peak in both genders in women in their 50′s.
There is a new database of Dementia research trials.
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