Why do groups of people inflict violence on unarmed neighbors (think Germany, Rwanda, Darfur, Nanking….)? How do ingroups and outgroups form, neurally-speaking? How does social context and obedience to authority navigate mass behavior?

Here’s my take on these questions, through the lens of neuroscience.

1. Introducing social neuroscience

 2. Syndrome E – violence and group contagion

3. What makes us empathetic?

4. Peer pressure and obedience to authority

 5. Re-humanisation and how we can curb violence

6. Q&A: David Eagleman on the science of de- (and re-) humanisation

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