Thursday, 19 July, 2018


Women are more empathetic than men

Sign of love Women are more empathetic than men
Patty Aguilar | 12 March, 2018, 22:51

The study also noted that those who had a genetic predisposition to a lower EQ also tended to be at a greater risk of being autistic.

The analysis found genes determine about 10 percent of the result in empathy scores, women on average are more empathetic than men, and the gene variants associated with less empathy also have links to higher risks of autism, the researchers report in the journal Translational Psychiatry.

'It will be equally important to understand the non-genetic factors that explain the other 90 per cent'.

"Empathy is the ability to recognize and respond to the emotional states of other individuals", the authors write. But they found this variation is not a result of DNA because no differences were observed in the genes that contribute to empathy in men and women. There are two different aspects to empathy. EQ studies have shown the differences in empathy among individuals. What isn't understood is whether there is a causal relationship between empathy and the risk for developing a psychiatric disorder, or whether, conversely, differences in empathy could themselves be caused by an underlying psychiatric disorder.

Empathy, the ability to understand and pay attention to the feelings of others, is mainly the product of our experience but also a bit of it is in our genes, showed the British and French researchers. "To date, no study has systematically investigated the genetic architecture of empathy using genome-wide association studies".

Fifteen years ago, scientists at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom developed the Empathy Quotient (EQ), a brief self-report measure of empathy.

To measure both forms of empathy and the total level of the emotion, they developed the Empathy Quotient (EQ). About 10 million single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were part of the genotyping process undertaken by 23andMe, according to the paper. "This empathy difficulty can give rise to a disability that is no less challenging than other kinds of disability". "We as a society need to support those with disabilities, with novel teaching methods, workarounds, or reasonable adjustments, to promote inclusion". ".we identified significant genetic correlations" between EQ in females (EQ-F) and anorexia.and EQ in males (EQ-M) and autism", the researchers note.

This difference, however, is not genetic. They also found corresponding changes in brain structure. "Indeed, at least a tenth of this variation is associated with genetic factors", reported the Pasteur Institute in a statement regarding the study.

Varun Warrier, of Cambridge University, said: "This is an important step..." According to Bourgeron the specific genes have not yet been identified.

Fifteen years ago, the team at the University of Cambridge discovered that empathy is a combination of two separate emotions: cognitive and affective empathy.

Genes play a key role too, according to scientists from the University of Cambridge, the Institut Pasteur, Paris Diderot University, the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and the genetics company 23andMe.

Our capacity to feel empathy for the plight of our fellow human beings is partly genetic - and is governed by some of the same genes that lie behind autism, a new study finds.

"Our next step is to gather larger samples to replicate these findings, and to pin-point the precise biological pathways associated with individual differences in empathy", Bourgeron said.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • Martial fit for Sevilla clash, says Mourinho

    Martial fit for Sevilla clash, says Mourinho

    Moreover, United could also beat City, Chelsea and Liverpool in the Champions League, though they have to get past Sevilla first. Even the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand was bellowing out classic ditties about never seeing Steven Gerrard win the league.
    Why Tesla Paused Model 3 Production for Four Days Last Month

    Why Tesla Paused Model 3 Production for Four Days Last Month

    Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $4.17 million activity. (NASDAQ: TSLA ) for 597 shares. Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Tesla Motors's analysts are positive. ( NYSE:CAT ), 17 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 11 Hold.
    Register for Early Access — Westworld Mobile Game

    Register for Early Access — Westworld Mobile Game

    Not the theme park, unfortunately (or should that be fortunately?), but the new mobile game from Warner Bros. You can pre-register to play the game and it will be launched sometime in April 2018.
  • Poster and trailer for Sorry to Bother You starring Lakeith Stanfield

    Poster and trailer for Sorry to Bother You starring Lakeith Stanfield

    Sorry to Bother You doesn't have a United Kingdom release date confirmed yet, but it's hitting the States this summer on July 6. Stanfield is Cassius, a young black man living in a parallel version of Oakland who gets a job in a telemarketing company.
    Sergio Ramos answers in-game call of nature

    Sergio Ramos answers in-game call of nature

    Manager Zinedine Zidane outed his center back after the match with an explanation as unusual as it was hilarious. Don Balon indicate Suarez advised Neymar to move to the Premier League if he's to leave PSG in the summer.
    Why the earth is not flat. Neil deGrasse Tyson destroys flat earthers

    Why the earth is not flat. Neil deGrasse Tyson destroys flat earthers

    In his video, Tyson answered questions posed by comedian Chuck Nice, who started it off by simply asking him if Earth is flat. At noon, when the sun is directly over your head, try looking at the bottom of the well.
  • Regeneron And Sanofi Say Test Shows Praluent Lowers Risk Of Death

    Regeneron And Sanofi Say Test Shows Praluent Lowers Risk Of Death

    For those in the Praluent treatment arm, an estimated 75% of patient time was on the 75 mg dose. Approximately 90% of patients were on a high-intensity statin.
    Sells 2100 Shares of Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX)

    Sells 2100 Shares of Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX)

    Following the sale, the director now directly owns 27,785 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,600,953.85. On Tuesday, March 6 BIBLE WILLIAM A sold $215,773 worth of MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) or 6,260 shares.
    Virginia beats North Carolina to win ACC title on Saturday

    Virginia beats North Carolina to win ACC title on Saturday

    For the third time in the last five seasons, the University of Virginia will enter the NCAA Tournament as a number one seed. Jamal Johnson led Memphis with 17 points but didn't score in the second half, when the Tigers squandered a 13-point lead.
  • Exxon Mobil (XOM) Given a $80.00 Price Target at Credit Suisse Group

    The current share price indicates that stock is -1.82% away from its one year high and is moving 47.50% ahead of its 52-week low. On Monday, September 18 Franklin Robert Stuart sold $1.81 million worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) or 22,656 shares.
    India grounds 11 Indigo, GoAir jets after P&W engine shutdowns

    India grounds 11 Indigo, GoAir jets after P&W engine shutdowns

    Clarifying its position, Pratt & Whitney in a statement said: "We are working closely with our customers to minimize disruption". The corrective action has been approved and we have already begun to deliver production engines with the upgraded configuration.
    Ohio State headed to the

    Ohio State headed to the "Big Dance" as a 5-seed

    The Buckeyes (24-8) are making their 28th NCAA Tournament appearance and finished tied for second in the Big 10 standings. The top four seeds in the West are Xavier, North Carolina, Michigan and Gonzaga in that order.

TDP protest in Parliament premises over special status to AP TDP protest in Parliament premises over special status to AP Trinamool Congress (TMC) member Sukhendu Sekhar Roy stood up seeking the Chair's permission to raise a point of order. Ramesh is now a member of the Upper House representing neighbouring Telangana since the state bifurcation.

Iowa Senate majority leader resigns amid video of kiss with lobbyist Iowa Senate majority leader resigns amid video of kiss with lobbyist Dix has recently gained notoriety after he fired a Senate Republican staffer after she complained of a toxic work environment. Witver's statement continued by saying Senate Republicans to move their policies forward.

Supreme Court to auction Unitech properties to refund home buyers Supreme Court to auction Unitech properties to refund home buyers Inspite of court asking the company to submit the list of the properties, the firm said that the list is incomplete. The Delhi High Court too refused to extend the interim bail that ended on August 10 previous year .

The Witchwood is Hearthstone's First 2018 Expansion The Witchwood is Hearthstone's First 2018 Expansion The Witchhood serves up 135 new cards, featuring werewolves, ghosts, and other creepy creatures. Find out what else to expect from Hearthstone's Year of the Raven .

Tower Research Capital LLC TRC Acquires Shares of 5592 Comerica Incorporated (CMA) Cwm Llc increased its stake in Interdigital Inc (IDCC) by 113144.38% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. ValuEngine lowered shares of Comerica from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st.

Comcast Corp New (CMCSA) Position Held by Suvretta Capital Management Llc During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.89 earnings per share. 248,076 are held by Rmb Cap Limited Co. Farr Miller And Washington Ltd Dc has 0.03% invested in Stericycle, Inc. 152,505 were accumulated by Old National State Bank In.

Telangana Assembly to begin today, budget on 15th Telangana Assembly to begin today, budget on 15th Government whip in council Palla Rajeshwara Reddy told reporters that what Komatreddy Venkat Reddy did amounted to a criminal act. As soon as the Governor's speech is completed, Swamy Goud has been rushed to a private eye hospital upon CM KCR's advise.

Valdosta gas prices slip slightly Valdosta gas prices slip slightly Month over month the price dropped by 4 cents a gallon but remain almost 23 cents a gallon higher year over year. Gas in San Francisco was the highest in the contiguous United States at an average of $3.44 a gallon.

Kirk Cousins posts personal farewell to Washington Kirk Cousins posts personal farewell to Washington However, the tags disappeared quickly, and the letter doesn't have any other team aside from the Redskins tagged. The Jets and Vikings seem like the most obvious and logical landing spots for Cousins.

Air Canada experiencing nationwide system outage Air Canada experiencing nationwide system outage The glitch led to long delays at YVR for passengers who either had to wait a long time or weren't able to board their flights. He said Air Canada contacted the airport at 10 a.m.to say the problem stemmed from an IT issue.

Jimmy Graham expected to sign with Saints or Packers? Jimmy Graham expected to sign with Saints or Packers? Expect to hear more news come out in the near future about Graham and where the next chapter of his career will be played. The Packers need a veteran tight end after deciding to replace Jared Cook with Martellus Bennett last offseason.

'Over 350000 killed in Syria war in 7 years' 'Over 350000 killed in Syria war in 7 years' A convoy of relief trucks crossed front lines into eastern Ghouta on Friday and unloaded all its food despite the fighting. More than 1,000 people have been killed since the large-scale government offensive began on February 18.

First Republic Investment Management Inc. Reduces Stake in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) Devon Energy Corporation (DVN) have shown a high EPS growth of 41.20% in the last 5 years and has earnings rose of 182.30% yoy. Neuberger Berman Gru Limited Liability Co has 1.74M shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. (NASDAQ: ATVI ) for 9,077 shares.

Cameron Diaz quit acting? Pal Selma Blair says she's 'done' Cameron Diaz quit acting? Pal Selma Blair says she's 'done' You will never look at hair gel the same way again after Cameron Diaz's run-in with Ben Stiller in There's Something About Mary . She said: "We are so different from one another, but we share the same values.We are both just weird enough for each other".

Fresh calls for inquiry of child sex abuse in Telford Fresh calls for inquiry of child sex abuse in Telford Who were the perpetrators of the abuse? Vicky Round was hooked by the gang on heroin and crack and later died of substance abuse. In 2002 another schoolgirl - Becky Watson, 13 - was killed in an unexplained auto accident in the Shropshire town.