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Do you have the heroic gene? (Nov 2009)
What makes a stranger jump into a subway to pull someone out of danger? Renowned psychologist and researcher Paul Ekman explains the instinct he calls heroic compassion. Ekam believes the reaction is genetic: not everyone has it, and not all who have it know they do.
The DNA of Reincarnation (Nov 2009) For a decade scientist Paul Ekman and the Dalai Lama have shared their views on human emotions. They have learned much from one another. Dr. Ekman now thinks that he has a way to test the Buddhist idea of reincarnation.
The Roots of Compassion (June 2010) Paul Ekman describes some of the necessary components of compassion. This was part of a talk put on by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.