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The Jefferson Exchange

The Science of Evil, Simon Baron-Cohen, author

The Jefferson Exchange
Released on Dec 11, 2012

Jefferson Exchange - Hour 2, December 11, 2012

We've debated for eons the sources of cruelty and evil in the human mind.  British psychologist and autism researcher Simon Baron-Cohen offers up a new brain-based theory that zeroes in on the lack of human empathy common to behaviors ranging from the autistic to the psychopathic.  Baron-Cohen's book is "The Science of Evil: On Empathy and The Origins of Cruelty".