CCARE http://kalw.org en The Science of Compassion http://kalw.org/post/science-compassion <p></p><p>What makes us want to be good?</p><p>&ldquo;Compassion is complex,&rdquo; says Emiliana Simon Thomas, the former associate director of CCARE, the Center for Compassion And Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.</p><p>Brian Knutson, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Stanford University, adds: &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not quite an emotion, is it? It&rsquo;s more sophisticated.&rdquo;</p><p>Emerging science is exploring how our minds feel for others.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 01:23:32 +0000 Judy Silber 13623 at http://kalw.org The Science of Compassion