They are more sensitive to human and animal hardship and suffering than those who eat meat. We are talking about vegetarians and vegans, who according to a study carried out by San Raffaele in Milan would be more empathetic than omnivores.Don't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
They are more sensitive to human difficulties and sufferings and animals than those who they eat meat. We are talking about the vegetarians and vegans, which according to a study carried out by San Raffaele of Milan would more empathic compared to omnivores.
This is what was announced in the international magazine PLoS One by the Quantitative Neuroimaging Unit of the Milan hospital, in collaboration with the Neuroradiology Division of the same Institute and the Universities of Geneva and Maastricht.
According to the results obtained from the experiment, carried out by Dr. Massimo Filippi and by Dr. Mara Rocca, the brain activity of individuals who, however ethical reasons have excluded animals and their derivatives from their diet, when faced with images of human or animal suffering, it sets in motion different neural circuits compared to those who eat everything.
The study was conducted on 20 omnivorous individuals, 19 vegetarians and 21 vegans, subjecting them to the vision of images of human beings or animals in situations of difficulty and suffering. Through functional magnetic resonance imaging, the researchers recorded greater activation of areas of the frontal lobe of the brain associated with the perception of empathic feelings, in an identical way, in both human and animal suffering scenes. Basically, the reaction was the same, regardless of whether it was the man or the animal who suffered.
This explains - Rocca comments - that these neural circuits "are activated when empathic feelings are also extended to individuals of other species who share with us the ability to suffer".